Monday, April 17, 2017

Career of University of Michigan Hockey Alumnus Zach Hyman

As the owner of a northern Indiana dog breeding business, Dave Chupp raises a variety of American Kennel Club-registered breeds for sale throughout the United States. A fan of most major sports, Dave Chupp counts the University of Michigan Wolverines among his favorite hockey teams. 

Eighteen former Wolverines played in the National Hockey League (NHL) during the 2016-17 season, including Zach Hyman, a winger with the Toronto Maple Leafs who led Michigan in scoring during the 2014-15 season with 54 points. The 24-year-old Hyman had 22 goals and 32 assists that season and formed a dynamic duo with linemate Dylan Larkin, who finished second on the team in scoring and now plays for the Detroit Red Wings.

Hyman was selected by the Florida Panthers in the fifth round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft following a 102-point season with the Hamilton Red Wings of the Ontario Junior Hockey League. He had just 35 points combined in his first three seasons with the Wolverines before breaking out offensively with 54 in his senior season, which earned him NCAA First-Team All American status as well as Male Athlete of the Year at Michigan. The Panthers traded his rights to the Maple Leafs following the 2014-15 season; since then, Hyman has played in 95 NHL games and accumulated 34 points.

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