Boston. Former Canadian-American NHL hockey player Jimmy Hayes has died at the age of 31. Report it CBS Boston Portal Referring to several sources including the Boston Globe.
The local newspaper wrote that Hayes died at his home, but did not say the cause of death. The death of the young hockey player was also confirmed on social media by his former university club.
Hayes began his career on the Boston University team, winning the NCAA Championship in 2010. He represented the United States in youth tournaments, including the U-20 World Cup in the 2008/09 season.
He scored two goals in six matches in the international tournament. The Americans were eliminated in the quarter-finals only against Slovakia (3:5), and Hayes played in the fourth attack.
The Slovaks finally finished in fourth place.
In 2007, he contributed to winning silver medals for the USA in the U-18 Championship.
The Boston native also met many Slovaks during his NHL career. Drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2008, but replaced by the Chicago Blackhawks, he started three seasons and played with Marian Hoss and Michal Handzus.
At the beginning of 2013/14, he went to the Florida Panthers, where he also played for two years with Tomáš Kopecký.
At the end of the first year, he also joined the US national team at the World Hockey Championship. USA lost to the Czech Republic in the quarter-finals, and Hayes added one assist for the tournament in the stats.
After the 2014/15 season of life (first full NHL season, 72 games and 18 Canadian points – 11 + 7) he went to his hometown of Boston, where he spent two years. He played under Captain Zden Chár and also met Peter Cehlárik on the ice.
Then he headed to New Jersey for a year. In seven years, he played 334 NHL games with 54 goals and 55 assists. He last played in the AHL two seasons ago.
Jimmy Hayes is the brother of Kevin, a member of the Philadelphia Flyers. He has a wife and two children, one of whom is two years old and the other three months old.
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