Jimmy Hayes, 31, Boston College star who played in NHL, dies

MILTON, Mass. (AP) — Jimmy Hayes, who won a nationwide hockey champion at Boston College and played 7 seasons in the NHL, has actually passed away. He was 31.

A police authorities stated medics on Monday were contacted us to the Hayes house in the Boston suburban areas, where he was noticable dead. No other information were revealed.

Hayes, a 6-foot-5 extreme right, was prepared in the 2nd round (60th total) in 2008 by the Toronto Maple Leafs. 2 years later on, he assisted Boston College to its 2nd straight nationwide title, amounting to 13 objectives and 22 helps in 42 video games as a sophomore. He made his NHL launching in December 2011 after a trade to the Chicago Blackhawks.

“His warm personality made an immediate impact in the locker room and with our fans,” the Blackhawks said in a statement. “We’re proud of the memories he made in Chicago.”

Boston College said on Twitter it is “heartbroken” over the death.

Younger brother Kevin Hayes is a center for the Philadelphia Flyers.

Jimmy Hayes played 334 games in the NHL and had 54 goals and 55 assists. He also played for the Florida Panthers, Boston Bruins and New Jersey Devils.

He last played professionally in 2019 and had been a cohost of a podcast called “Missin Curfew.”

Hayes was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts. In addition to his wife and children, Hayes is survived by four siblings and his parents, Shelagh and Kevin Hayes Sr.


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