Jimmy Hayes Biography – Jimmy Hayes Wiki
Jimmy Hayes (born James Ryan Hayes) was an American professional ice hockey right winger. He was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the second round (60th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft and played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Chicago Blackhawks, Florida Panthers, Boston Bruins, and the New Jersey Devils.
Hayes was drafted 60th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2008, after two years playing for the US National Team Development program and Lincoln Stars of the US Hockey League. He also won silver medals with Team USA in the 2007 Under-18 World Junior Championship and the 2009 U-20s, and with his brother, Kevin, played for the Americans at the 2014 World Championships.
Hayes broke into the NHL with Chicago, which had traded for him shortly after BC won the 2010 national championship. He made his NHL debut Dec. 30, 2011, against the Detroit Red Wings. His first goal came on Jan. 2, against the Edmonton Oilers.
He spent parts of his first three pro seasons in the AHL before the Blackhawks traded him to the Panthers in 2013. In 2014-15 he produced a career-best year — 19 goals and 35 points in 72 games — and caught the Bruins’ eye. His hometown club dealt Reilly Smith and the contract of Marc Savard to the Panthers for Hayes.
The Bruins signed him to a three-year, $6.9 million contract in July 2015. They bought out his contract two summers later. After his time with the Bruins, Hayes finished his career with the Devils (2017-18) and the Pittsburgh Penguins’ AHL affiliate in Wilkes Barre/Scranton (2018-19).
Hayes last played professionally in 2019. Since August 2020, he had cohosted a podcast with fellow former NHLers Shane O’Brien and Scottie Upshall called “Missin Curfew.” Hayes went by the nickname “Broadway” on the show. Their last live show was on Aug. 5.
Jimmy Hayes Age
James Ryan Hayes was born on November 21, 1989, in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. He died on August 23, 2021, in Milton, Massachusetts. He was 31.
Jimmy Hayes Wife
Who is Jimmy Hayes’ wife? He was married to Kristen Hayes. Hayes paid tribute to his wife on Mother’s Day, writing on Instagram: “Happy Mother’s Day to this amazing mama!!! Can’t thank you enough for what you do for us we love you so much.”
Jimmy Hayes Children
Jimmy Hayes and his wife Kristen Hayes have two children – sons – Beau and Mac. Instagram posts made by Jimmy Hayes’s wife, Kristen, around midnight Sunday showed the family of four at an arcade playing games. Hayes, sporting a Patriots cap and a smile, appeared well. They were celebrating the second birthday of their son Beau. Their other son, Mac, was born on May 5.
Jimmy Hayes Parents
Hayes was the son of Shelagh and Kevin Hayes. He was the middle of five children. He is survived by his wife Kristen Hayes, their two young sons, Beau and Mac; four siblings, Genevieve, Eileen, Justine, and Kevin; and parents Shelagh and Kevin Sr.
Jimmy Hayes Family
His younger brother Kevin Hayes currently plays in the NHL with the Philadelphia Flyers. Hayes, along with his brother Kevin, are cousins with former NHL players Tom Fitzgerald and Keith Tkachuk, as well as both Tkachuk’s sons Matthew and Brady, and Fitzgerald’s sons Ryan, who was drafted by the Boston Bruins, and Casey, a Buffalo Sabres prospect.
Jimmy Hayes Death
Former Bruins player and Dorchester native Jimmy Hayes was found dead at his home in Milton, Massachusetts, on August 23, 2021, at the age of 31. Law enforcement and first responders went to his home, where he was pronounced dead, a law enforcement official told the Boston Globe. His death is not considered suspicious.
The Toronto Maple Leafs tweeted: “We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former Maple Leafs draft pick, Jimmy Hayes. Known for his character and kindness around the league, Jimmy will be dearly missed by all. Our thoughts are with the entire Hayes family during this difficult time.”
Boston Bruins wrote on Twitter: “The Boston Bruins are heartbroken by the passing of Dorchester native and former Bruin Jimmy Hayes. Our thoughts are with his wife Kristen, his sons Beau and Mac, and the entire Hayes family during this very difficult time.”
“I’m devastated to learn of the passing of my friend Jimmy Hayes. It was a pleasure getting to know Jimmy, and he was such a joy to be around both on and off the ice. I’ll always remember his big smile – he was so positive and full of life. I’m going to really miss that. We’ve lost a great person,” Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron said. “My family and I send our heartfelt condolences to his wife Kristen, their two young boys, his brother Kevin, and the rest of his family during this difficult time.”
“Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of Jimmy Hayes. Jimmy had an incredible personality that could light up any room. It was truly special to see Jimmy represent his hometown in a Bruins sweater,” Boston Bruins President Cam Neely said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Kristen, Beau, Mac and the entire hockey community.”
“It is with great sadness that we are saying goodbye to Jimmy Hayes. Jimmy had a big heart and a gregarious personality which always created energy for family, teammates and friends. The hockey community lost a good man,” Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney said. “The Bruins’ family sends their thoughts and prayers to Kristen, Beau, Mac and the entire Hayes family.”
BC Hockey tweeted: “Boston College Hockey is heartbroken over the passing of Jimmy Hayes. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Hayes family.”
The New Jersey Devils wrote on Twitter: “We are thinking of the Hayes family and friends during this difficult time. His infectious personality and easygoing nature were contagious to all who spent time with him. He had a tremendous ability to make everyone feel welcome. You will be missed, Jimmy.”
Former NHL forward Shawn Thornton tweeted: “I was devastated to learn of Jimmy’s passing this morning. My condolences are with his wife Kristen, his two young boys and the rest of his family and friends in Boston. The hockey community has lost a tremendous person and friend. I’ll greatly miss his wonderful sense of humor and infectious laughter. He made every day a little brighter.”
Jimmy Hayes Cause of Death
Jimmy Hayes’ cause of death is currently unknown.
Jimmy Hayes Net Worth
Jimmy Hayes’s net worth is estimated to be $10 million. Career Earnings: On March 30, 2011, Jimmy Hayes signed a 3 year $2.625 million contract with the Chicago Blackhawks. On July 29, 2014, he signed a 1 year $925k contract with Florida Panthers, as well as a 3 year $6.9 million contract with Boston Bruins on July 6, 2015. On June 30, 2017, he was released by way of a buyout with Boston, clearing $1,733,333 in cap. On October 1, 2017, Jimmy signed a 1 year $700,000 contract with the New Jersey Devils. He also signed a 1 year $650,000 contract with Pittsburgh on July 1, 2018.
Jimmy Hayes Height
He was 6 ft 5 in (196 cm) tall.
Jimmy Hayes Suicide
Did Jimmy Hayes die by suicide? He was found dead at his home in Milton, Massachusetts, where he was pronounced dead by law enforcement and first responders. His death is not considered suspicious.
Jimmy Hayes Instagram
Jimmy Hayes ‘s Instagram handle is @jrhayes39.