Kevin Hayes
Kevin Hayes 2017.jpg
Born May 8 1992 (1992-05-08) (age 27),
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
225 lb (102 kg; 16 st 1 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Left
NHL team New York Rangers
Ntl. team Flag of the United States United States of America
NHL Draft 24th overall, 2010
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 2014–present

Kevin Patrick Hayes (born May 8, 1992) is an American professional ice hockey center currently playing for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL). Hayes was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round, 24th overall, in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, but was not signed to a professional contract by the Rangers until 2014.[1] His older brother Jimmy Hayes plays for the Boston Bruins.

Playing career Edit


Hayes played for Nobles in high school before joining the Boston College in the NCAA's Hockey East conference between 2011 and 2014.[2] During his first three seasons in the NCAA, he produced small but effective numbers, recording 17 goals and 50 assists for 67 points over that time, and was a member of the 2012 National Championship team. However, he emerged as a star player in his final, senior year, where he played on a line with current Calgary Flames players Bill Arnold and Johnny Gaudreau, the latter of which was the Hobey Baker Award winner in 2014. Hayes nearly doubled his point production from his first three seasons scoring 27 goals, and 38 assists for 65 points. He earned a top ten nomination for the Hobey Baker Award and garnered a reputation as a large, two-way player with a prolific shot and power play effectiveness. Hayes was also named MVP of the 2014 Beanpot Tournament.


The rights the Chicago Blackhawks held to Hayes (by virtue of drafting him) expired on August 15, 2014, without Hayes having signed with the team. On August 16, Hayes became an unrestricted free agent, whereupon he subsequently signed with the New York Rangers on an entry-level contract on August 20.[3] As a result of his signing elsewhere, the Blackhawks received a second round compensatory pick in the 2015 draft.

On October 19, 2014, Hayes scored his first career NHL goal with the Rangers in a 4–0 win over the San Jose Sharks.[4]

International playEdit

Hayes, along with his older brother Jimmy and his former Eagles linemate Johnny Gaudreau, played for Team USA at the 2014 IIHF World Championship in Minsk, Belarus.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

Hayes, along with his brother Jimmy, are cousins with former NHL players Tom Fitzgerald and Keith Tkachuk, as well as Fitzgerald's sons and fellow Boston College Eagles Ryan Fitzgerald, who was drafted by the Boston Bruins,[6] and Casey Fitzgerald, who is currently a freshman at BC.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2010–11Boston CollegeHE31410148
2011–12Boston CollegeHE447212810
2012–13Boston CollegeHE276192514
2013–14Boston CollegeHE3927386516
2014-15New York RangersNHL7917284522192572
2015-16New York RangersNHL791422363030004
NHL totals 158 31 50 81 52 22 2 5 7 6


Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2014 United States WC 6th 8 1 1 2 0
Senior totals 8 1 1 2 0

Awards and honorsEdit

Award Year
All-Hockey East First Team 2013–14
AHCA East First-Team All-American 2013–14


External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Dylan Olsen
Chicago Blackhawks first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Mark McNeill
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