Zach Hyman’s productivity must keep soaring
Next to Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, Zach Hyman is the Oilers leader in points with 47. However, he’s above Edmonton’s top two stars in goals scored with 30, and he’s also leading the team with an incredible plus-19.
The key going forward is for the Oilers to keep finding ways to get the puck on Hyman’s stick while in the offensive zone. What’s even more amazing is the fact Hyman isn’t just producing remarkable numbers at even strength; he also has nine goals on the man advantage, which is second only to Draisaitl.
While Hyman is leading Edmonton in goals scored, 12 of them have come in the previous 15 games, so the takeaway is that when he scores consistently, the Oilers usually win. And if you want more fun, trace Hyman’s ability to find the net back to December 6th, or 23 games ago. You will see that he has 18 goals in those contests, and you will see that Edmonton only has three losses in that stretch.
Once again, get this guy the puck when setting up a play in the offensive zone, as he will reward you nearly 20 percent of the time if recent trends tell a compelling story.