Jimmy Hayes (or James Ryan Hayes) was an American Ice-hockey player. He was designated by Toronto Maple Leafs in the second round and later played the National Hockey League with Chicago Blackhawks, New Jersey Devils, Florida Panthers, and Boston Bruins. His younger brother is recently playing in NHL with Philadelphia Flyers.
Jimmy was born on 23rd August 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. His father is Kevin Hayes Sr. while his mother is Shelagh Hayes. His brother Kevin is also a professional ice hockey player who is currently playing under the contract in NHL for Philadelphia Flyers. Hayes and his brother Kevin are the cousins of former NHL players- Tom Fitzgerald and Keith Tkachuk. At the moment, we don’t have any information available regarding his education and earlier life.
Jimmy Hayes Career
In his three years of career, James Hayes played 117 games and concurred around a total of 81 points. He played 36 games as a freshman in 2008-09 seasons and registered around 13 points on his name. He made a total of eight goals out of which one was a game-winning goal, another one was a power-play goal and the third one was a shorthanded goal. At the end of the season, he was ranked at the fifth position with 75 scored shots. He is also known to make a record of two multiple-goal games out of which one was hat-trick. In 2009-2010 in the sophomore season of the games, he played around 42 of Boston College’s games.
He registered 35 points on his name achieving 13 goals and 22 assists. Jimmy set down three power-play goals on his name, three winning goals, and a +7 plus-minus rating. He attributed to attaining nine multi-point games during the season out of which one four-point was scored under outing and one three-point was scored under the night. Hayes’ efforts during the post-season helped the team of Eagles to lift with an overtime victory of 7-6 in the Hockey East Championship Game on 20th March. Hayes and the Eagles won the match of Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament by NCAA Division 2010 at Ford Field in Detroit.
During the season of 2013-14, Hayes was bartered along with Dylan Olsen in the exchange for Kris Versteeg and Philippe Lefebvre to Florida Panthers. On 29th July 2014, Hayes and Panthers made consent over the one-year contract for around $925,000. In the following season (2014-15), he enjoyed his first full season in NHL with the Panthers gouging a career of 19 goals and 35 points in a total of 72 games. On 1st July 2015, Hayes was traded to the Panthers as a restricted free agent in the exchange for Reilly Smith.
On 6th July 2015, Hayes made a contractual agreement for a three-year contract with Bruins worth $2.3 million per year. Hayes’ first goal was recorded on 14th October 2015 with the scoring points of 6-2 victory against the hosting Colorado Avalanche. Just two months later, he scored in the second game of a home-on-home series as his first-ever National Hockey League (NHL) hat trick in opposition to Ottawa Senators. He made fifth and seventh bruins goals with a 7-3 home ice Bruins win. On 1st July 2018, Hayes validated a one-year contract with Pittsburgh Penguins and participated in the training camp before the 2018-19 season. Later, he was reassigned to AHL affiliate with Wilkes-Barre.
Jimmy Hayes Biography
|Real Name||James Ryan Hayes|
|Birth Date||November 21, 1989|
|Died||August 23, 2021|
|Age (as of 2021)||31 Years|
|Birth Place||Boston, Massachusetts, USA|
|Profession||Ice Hockey Player|
|Height||in feet inches – 6’ 5” – in Centimeters – 196 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 98 kg – in Pounds – 215 lbs|
|Father||Kevin Hayes Sr.|
|Sister||Three (Genevieve, Eileen, and Justine)|
|Brother||Kevin Hayes Jr.|
|Who is his wife?||Kristen Hayes|
|Children||Two (Beau and Mac)|
Jimmy married Kristen Hayes. After meeting through a mutual friend, they started dating each other and engaged for almost after two years. The couple was blessed with two young and charming boys from this marriage, Beau and Mac. Just before his sudden death, the family was celebrating the 2nd birthday of Beau and no one would have thought of this tragedy. His fans are in shock and they are paying their heartfelt tributes to Jimmy through social media.
Cause of Death
Jimmy Hayes was found dead on 23rd August 2021 at his Milton Home at the age of 31. No information surrounding his death has been disclosed yet. The Boston College paid a tribute to the outstanding ice-hockey performer over the passing of Jimmy Hayes. Hayes played around 334 games in his career along with a few NHL games with a total of 54 goals and 55 assists. He was survived by four siblings with parents named Shelagh and Kevin Hayes Sr.
Jimmy Hayes Net Worth
Throughout his ice hockey career, Jimmy has acquired around $10 million worth. In 2011, he signed a contract spanned for 3 years of $2.65 million with Chicago Blackhawks, and the next year, he joined Florida Panthers for $925K. Later in 2015, he shifted to Boston Bruins by striking a record-breaking deal of his entire career as he received $6.9 million. However, team management released him by paying $1.7 million in 2017.