FILE PHOTO: Jimmy Hayes of the U.S. (L) celebrates the purpose of workforce mate Jacob Trouba (unseen) in opposition to goalkeeper Andrei Mezin of Belarus (R) throughout the second interval of their males’s ice hockey World Championship Group B recreation at Minsk Area in Minsk Could 9, 2014. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk/File picture
August 24, 2021
Former NHL participant Jimmy Hayes has died, a number of media retailers reported on Monday. He was 31.
The Boston Globe reported Hayes was pronounced lifeless on Monday morning at his house in Milton, Mass., however a reason behind loss of life was not instantly out there.
Hayes received an NCAA hockey championship at Boston Faculty in 2010. The varsity took to social media to precise its sympathy after studying of his passing.
“Boston Faculty Hockey is heartbroken over the passing of Jimmy Hayes. Our ideas and prayers exit to all the Hayes household,” BC Hockey posted on Twitter.
Hayes recorded 109 factors (54 targets, 55 assists) in 334 profession video games with the Chicago Blackhawks, Florida Panthers, Boston Bruins and New Jersey Devils. He was chosen by the Toronto Maple Leafs within the second spherical of the 2008 NHL Draft.
“The Boston Bruins are heartbroken by the passing of Dorchester native and former Bruin Jimmy Hayes,” the workforce mentioned in an announcement.
“His heat persona made an instantaneous impression within the locker room and with our followers,” the Blackhawks mentioned in an announcement. “We’re pleased with the reminiscences he made in Chicago, together with his debut in 2011.”
New Jersey issued an announcement as properly, writing: “His infectious persona and easygoing nature have been contagious to all who frolicked with him. He had an incredible potential to make everybody really feel welcome.”
The Devils additionally postponed their Ty (Smith) Video games promotion for Monday, including that they’d pause their social media the remainder of the day to pay their respects.
Hayes final performed professionally with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League in 2018-19.
Hayes’ youthful brother, Kevin, performs for the Philadelphia Flyers.
–Discipline Stage Media