Jimmy Hayes (ice hockey)

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Jimmy Hayes
Jimmy Hayes.jpg
Born (1989-11-21) November 21, 1989 (age 24)
Dorchester, MA, USA
Height 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Weight 221 lb (100 kg; 15 st 11 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Florida Panthers
Chicago Blackhawks
National team  United States
NHL Draft 60th overall, 2008
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 2011–present

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.

Playing career[edit]

Amateur career[edit]

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.[1]

In 2006-07, Hayes played for the U.S. NTDP U-18 Team. He was also a member of the silver medal U.S. Team at the 2007 IIHF World U-18 Championship hosted in Finland.[1]

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).[1]

In his three-year, 117 game tenure with the Boston College Eagles, Hayes tallied a total of 81 points - 42 goals and 39 assists. [2]

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.[3]

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.[3] Hayes and his BC teammates were also crowned NCAA Div. 1 Champions winning the Frozen Four Final in Detroit at Ford's Field.

Professional career[edit]

On June 26, 2010, the Toronto Maple Leafs traded Hayes to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for the 43rd overall selection in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft (Bradley Ross).[4][5]

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.[6] 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.

During the 2013–14 season, on November 14, 2013, Hayes was traded by the Blackhawks to the Florida Panthers along with Dylan Olsen in exchange for Kris Versteeg and Philippe Lefebvre.[7]

Career Statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
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
2007–08 Lincoln Stars USHL 21 4 11 15 18 8 4 5 9 8
2008–09 Boston College HE 36 8 5 13 22
2009–10 Boston College HE 42 13 22 35 14
2010–11 Boston College HE 39 21 12 33 24
2010–11 Rockford Icehogs AHL 7 0 0 0 2
2011–12 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 31 5 4 9 16 2 0 0 0 15
2011–12 Rockford Icehogs AHL 33 7 16 23 11
2012–13 Rockford Icehogs AHL 67 25 20 45 23
2012–13 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 10 1 3 4 0
2013–14 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Rockford Icehogs AHL 13 4 4 8 2
2013–14 Florida Panthers NHL 53 11 7 18 18
NHL totals 96 17 14 31 34 2 0 0 0 15

[8]

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2007 United States WJC18 Silver medal icon.svg 7 1 2 3 2
2009 United States WJC 5th 7 1 0 1 4
2014 United States WC 6th 8 0 1 1 2
Junior totals 14 2 2 4 6
Senior totals 8 0 1 1 2

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