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Jimmy Hayes
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Born November 21, 1989 (1989-11-21) (age 27)
Dorchester, Massachusetts
Height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight 221 lb (100 kg; 15 st 11 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Florida Panthers
Chicago Blackhawks
NHL Draft 60th overall, 2008
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 2011–present

Jimmy Hayes (born on November 21, 1989) is an American professional ice hockey player who is currently playing with the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League (NHL).

He was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2nd round (60th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing CareerEdit

Amateur CareerEdit

In 2005-06, Jimmy was a member of the U.S. National U-17 Team at the 2005 Four Nations Tournament hosted in Russia.

Then he was 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.

Jimmy was selected first overall in the 2006 USHL Futures Draft by the Ohio Junior Blue Jackets.

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

2007-08 marked Jimmy's 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 of 2008, he had his USHL rights traded from the Ohio Jr. Blue Jackets to the Lincoln Stars.

Shortly after, he was released from the NTDP program and joined the Lincoln Stars.

Jimmy 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, Jimmy signed a letter of intent to attend Boston College (H-East).

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

As a freshman in the 2008-09 season, he played in 36 games and registered 13 points: 8 goals and 5 assists.

Of the eight 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, Jimmy 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, Jimmy 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).

Jimmy had 9 multiple point games during this season, including one four-point outing and one three-point night.

His 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.

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

NHL CareerEdit

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

On December 30, 2011, Jimmy made his NHL debut against the Detroit Red Wings. On January 2, 2012, he scored his first NHL goal against Devan Dubynk of the Edmonton Oilers.

On January 5, 2012, he scored his second goal in his third career game against Ilya Bryzgalov of the Philadelphia Flyers.

On April 21, 2012, Jimmy participated in his first playoff in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals with the Blackhawks.

On November 14, 2013, he was traded by the Blackhawks to the Florida Panthers along with Dylan Olsen in exchange for Kris Versteeg and Philippe Lefebvre.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

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
2014–15 Florida Panthers NHL 72 19 16 35 20
2015–16 Boston Bruins NHL 75 13 16 29 60
NHL totals 243 49 46 95 114 2 0 0 0 15

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2007 United States WJC18 Template:Sica 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

International PlayEdit

Medal record
Ice hockey
Competitor for Template:Ihj
World Junior A Challenge
Bronze 2007 Trail
IIHF World U18 Championship
Silver 2007 Finland

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