Free agent departures: Andersen’s red hot start with the Hurricanes and more

Free agent departures: Andersen’s red hot start with the Hurricanes and more

This past off-season, the Toronto Maple Leafs parted ways with a handful of players, including some Leafs that were with the organization for five or more years. It was definitely sad seeing them sign with a new team in the off-season, but it was also inevitable due to the contracts they received from their new teams and the salary cap situation in Toronto, of course. With the departures of the former Leafs, Toronto was forced to replace them by committee with the given cap space after they signed elsewhere.
With that said, since the 2021-22 NHL season is well underway with three weeks under its belt, I thought it’d be a pretty cool idea to check in on some former Maple Leafs and how they are doing thus far on their new squad.
 
1. Zach Hyman – EDM – 29 years old – LW/RW
2021-22 stats: 7 GP – 6 G – 1 A – 7 PTS – 18:31 TOI
Contract: 7 years x $5.5M 
For me, personally, this was the hardest departure this past off-season with the Maple Leafs, and I think the majority of people will agree with me on this as well. Zach Hyman was such a great player with this organization and an even better human being if you …

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Author: Joseph Zita / The Leafs Nation

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