Eyssimont, 26, is quite different from most players on this list, as he’s both older and waiver-eligible. He’s on this list, however, because he’s shown that he’s willing to risk his own physical safety in order to retrieve the puck. His forechecking is similar to the likes of Brandon Tanev in the sense that he just sends himself into the corners at top speed looking for the puck.
Where he seems to differ from a player like Tanev, however, is his ability to put up points. Eyssimont has a keen offensive sense, either putting himself where the puck is, or where it will be. This has shown again and again in training camp this season, regularly beating NHL regulars to loose pucks and winning those battles along the boards.
With the Manitoba Moose in 2021-22, Eyssimont recorded 18 goals and team-leading 42 points in 58 total games. The numbers, while leading the team, don’t seem to paint the full picture as to how important he was to that Moose team. His hockey IQ was among the best on the team, as he seemed to have a sixth sense pointing him towards the puck. These are the skills that could see him eventually earn himself a call-up and a spot in the bottom-six. The issue of waivers remains, but if he continues to do what he does, he could certainly be in the conversation.