Jimmy Hayes

Rex Doty




Jimmy Hayes, RW

Shoots: R

Height: 6-5

Weight: 210

Born: 1989-11-21

Hometown: Dorchester, MA

Drafted: 2008 by Toronto Maple Leafs, 60th Overall








June 2014 – After being traded to the Florida Panthers, Jimmy Hayes improved in the second half of the season, finishing with 18 points in 55 games. Hayes turned into a good depth goal scorer and earned himself some time on the powerplay. Hayes was one of three Panthers chosen to represent Team USA at the 2014 World Championships, notching one point through the tournament. Hayes is a big power forward and if he continues to progress, he will make his way up a Florida lineup that lacks depth. Jake Patterson

February 2014 – Hayes has stuck at the NHL level ever since the trade to the Panthers but has been playing an extremely limited role. In 31 games this season he has four goals and one assist and is seeing just over nine minutes of ice-time per game. He has even been a healthy scratch at times this year. At 24 there is still time for things to change but the outlook is not good right now. There much better options out there. Nathan Kanter


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November 2013 – Jimmy Hayes, along with defenseman Dylan Olsen, was traded to the Florida Pathers for forward Kris Versteeg. Brendan Ross


June 2013 – Hayes logged more time this season in Rockford and less in Chicago than he did in 2011-12, but it didn’t slow him down. In 67 games with the Icehogs, Hayes posted 45 points and for all intents and purposes backed up his points-per-game pace of the previous AHL season. He still played 10 games with the Hawks, mostly in the latter half of March and added four points in those games. He’s one to watch in multi-category dynasty leagues but he would benefit from some more seasoning in the AHL. Just as importantly, he needs an opening on a crowded Blackhawks roster. Rex Doty