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Fantasy Summary

North-South winger with great skating, intensity and defensive foundations, but lacks intricacy in the offensive zone. Likely a middle-six complementary checking forward.


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May 2022 – Hayes’ rookie OHL season was decent enough to see him land fourth overall in Flint Firebirds scoring with 18 goals and 59 points in 67 games. The prospect’s pace of play and intensity helped him carry a decent load of responsibilities throughout the 2021-2022 campaign, and those responsibilities will grow with every passing year in the Junior circuit.

The 6-foot-1, 176-pound forward plays a true North-South game, displaying great defensive positioning, strong board play and high execution pace on and off the puck, but when it comes to cutting towards the middle, catching pucks in pivots, diversifying his rush patterns and playing give-and-go with his teammates, things can fall apart. From there, he can use his one-touch play to either find the back of the net or hit a teammate with an instant pass. When he’s moving his feet and carrying the puck, things can get difficult, but from a standstill, most of what Hayes tries, works. He’ll likely excel in a support role where he’ll have someone with him to carry the transitional load, gain the offensive zone and feed him in soft ice. Hadi Kalakeche

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country CAN
Position RW
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth May 14, 2004
Height 6‘1”
Weight 176 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2016-2017 Detroit Compuware QC Int PW2 0 00 0|        
 2017-2018 Compuware 13U AAAHPHL 13U16 9 716 14|        
 2018-2019 Compuware 14U AAAHPHL 14U20 5 813 8|        
  East Coast Selects O U15WSI U159 6 1016 0|        
 2019-2020 Team Gold USA-S154 1 12 0|        
  Compuware 15U AAAHPHL 15U14 13 1124 6|        
  Compuware 16U AAAHPHL 16U1 1 01 0|        
 2020-2021 Honeybaked 16U AAA16U AAA14 7 512 0|        
 2021-2022 Flint FirebirdsOHL65 19 3049 18|Playoffs19 5 7