Jimmy Hayes (ice hockey)
November 21, 1989 |
Dorchester, MA, USA
|Height||6 ft 6 in (198 cm)|
|Weight||221 lb (100 kg; 15 st 11 lb)|
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft||60th overall, 2008
Toronto Maple Leafs
Jimmy Hayes (born November 21, 1989) is an American professional ice hockey player who is currently playing with the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League. He was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2nd round (60th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
In 2005-06, Hayes was a member of the U.S. National U-17 Team at the 2005 Four Nations Tournament hosted in Russia. He was then selected to the 2006 U.S. U-17 Select Team and participated at the U-18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament hosted in the Czech Republic. He was selected first overall in the 2006 USHL Futures Draft by the Ohio Junior Blue Jackets.
2007-08 marked Hayes' second season with the U.S. National Team Development. In 18 games with the U-18 team, he tallied 7 points. In 19 games with the U.S. National Team, he tallied 10 points. In February 2008, Hayes had his USHL rights traded from the Ohio Jr. Blue Jackets to the Lincoln Stars. Shortly after, Hayes was released from the NTDP program and joined the Lincoln Stars. Hayes played with the Lincoln Stars for 21 games, and recorded 4 goals and 11 assists during this stretch. He also had 9 postseason points in 8 playoff games with the Stars. In the fall of 2008, Hayes signed a letter of intent to attend Boston College (H-East).
As a freshman in the 2008-09 season, Hayes played in 36 games and registered 13 points - 8 goals and 5 assists. Of the 8 goals, one was a game-winning goal, one was a power play goal, and one was a shorthanded goal. At the end of the season, Hayes ranked fifth on the team with 75 shorts. He is also noted to have recorded two multiple-goal games, including one hat trick.
As a sophomore in the 2009-10 season, Hayes played in all 42 of the team's games. During that time he registered 35 points - 13 goals and 22 assists. He is also credited with three power play goals, three game-winning goals, and a +7 rating (see Plus-minus). Hayes had 9 multiple point games during this season, including one four-point outing and one three-point night. Hayes' effort during the postseason helped to lift the Boston College Eagles over Maine in a 7-6 overtime victory during the Hockey East championship game on March 20. Hayes and his BC teammates were also crowned NCAA Div. 1 Champions winning the Frozen Four Final in Detroit at Ford's Field.
He made his NHL debut against the Detroit Red Wings on December 30, 2011. He scored his first NHL goal on January 2, 2012, in his second career game against Devan Dubnyk of the Edmonton Oilers. Hayes scored his second goal on January 5, 2012, in this third career game against Ilya Bryzgalov of the Philadelphia Flyers.
Hayes participated in his first playoff game on Saturday, April 21, 2012, in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals with the Blackhawks.
Regular season and playoffs
|2006–07||U.S. National Under-18 Team||NAHL||14||6||8||14||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||U.S. National Under-18 Team||NAHL||19||2||8||10||6||—||—||—||—||—|
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