really though as a jewish hockey fan zach hyman and the level of success he’s having is so important to me. jews are a dying people, whether anyone will acknowledge it or not, and that shows in how we’re represented. there are 7 (i believe) jews out of the 700ish players in the nhl and the most famous one is probably mike cammalleri, who most people have never heard of. there wasn’t a single jew on the top 100 list. jewish players in pro sports are so rare. we’re stereotyped as weak and unathletic and untalented. zach hyman is such a hard worker and he’s been having so much success, probably more than he ever dreamed of. he grew up going to shul, observing shabbos, drinking maneschewitz, going to endless bar/bat mizvahs, feeling lonely every december, just like every other jewish kid that has never seen themselves in a player on their favorite team. and now he is that player that he never had. he’s being that player for every young jew that loves hockey and i love him so much for it.
for zach hyman, if he ever sees this: you’ve had a great year and every jewish hockey fan is behind you. !מזל טוב