Zach Hyman just made his NHL debut recently, so we have no idea how his career will go. As far as Jewish hockey players go, the sky is the limit, right?
In any case, Hyman had a very respectful time in college, was named University of Michigan's athlete of the year across all sports, and did well enough in his first professional season in the minors to earn a call-up to the Toronto Maple Leafs. But if his NHL career doesn't go according to plan, Hyman will always have a backup option.
He is a successful children's author.
Hyman has a deal with Random House, and managed to publish a children's book at the age of 20. Another one followed, and he has two more in the pipeline.
Professional athlete? That dream died a long time ago.
Published author? Some of us are jealous...