Former Bruins Player, Boston Native Jimmy Hayes Dead At 31

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Is Jimmy Hayes related to Kevin Hayes?

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." WLS-TVJimmy Hayes dead: Former Chicago Blackhawk, 31, dies at home in Boston suburbs

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Hayes last played professionally in 2019 and had been a co-host of a podcast called Missin Curfew. Hayes was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts. In addition to his wife and children, he is survived by four siblings and his parents, Shelagh and Kevin Hayes Sr. The GuardianFormer NHL and Boston College star Jimmy Hayes found dead at 31

BOSTON (CBS) — Former Bruins player and Dorchester native Jimmy Hayes has died. Hayes was just 31 years old.

No cause of death has been reported, but the Boston Globe is reporting that Hayes was pronounced dead at his Milton home on Monday morning. The death is not considered suspicious, per the Globe.

Hayes leaves behind a wife and two young boys, who are two years old and three months old.

Hayes grew up in Dorchester and played at the Noble and Greenough School in Dedham before a three-year collegiate career at Boston College. He won an NCAA Championship with the Eagles as a sophomore in 2010.

Hayes was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the second round of the 2008 NHL Draft, but was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks in 2010. He played in 43 games in his two-plus seasons in Chicago before he was dealt to the Florida Panthers in 2013.

The winger was traded to his hometown Bruins in 2015 in exchange for Reilly Smith, and signed a three-year extension a few days after he was acquired by Boston.

“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,” Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron said of Hayes. “I will 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.”

A statement from Boston Bruins Captain Patrice Bergeron: pic.twitter.com/SUG5AvPj9Y

— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) August 23, 2021

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… pic.twitter.com/YacQcv9nt2

— Shawn Thornton FDN (@ThorntonFDN) August 23, 2021

After scoring 13 goals and dishing out 16 assists in his first season in Boston, Hayes struggled in his second year and turned in a career-worst two goals and three assists over 58 games. The Bruins bought the winger out of his final year of his contract following the 2017 season. Hayes played 33 games for the New Jersey Devils in 2017-18, and most recently played for the AHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2018-19.

Boston College Hockey is heartbroken over the passing of Jimmy Hayes. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Hayes family. pic.twitter.com/2nL59U6Fgs

— BC Hockey (@BCHockey) August 23, 2021

Hayes comes from a family of hockey players, with his younger brother, Kevin, currently a member of the Philadelphia Flyers.

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Former Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Player Jimmy Hayes Dies

CBS Pittsburgh 23 August, 2021 - 09:30am

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Former Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins player Jimmy Hayes has died. He was 31.

“The Penguins organization sends our thoughts and prayers to Jimmy’s family, friends, and former teammates during this extremely difficult time,” the Pittsburgh Penguins tweeted on Monday.

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former @WBSPenguins forward, Jimmy Hayes.

The Penguins organization sends our thoughts and prayers to Jimmy's family, friends, and former teammates during this extremely difficult time. pic.twitter.com/A6SnLi9oeN

— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) August 23, 2021

The forward played one season with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, who said in a statement posted to Twitter that they were “shocked and saddened” to learn of his passing.

“Jimmy was a favorite for his play on the ice and his interactions with fans outside of the rink. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this difficult time,” said the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

— WBS Penguins (@WBSPenguins) August 23, 2021

No cause of death has been reported, but the Boston Globe is reporting that Hayes was pronounced dead at his home on Monday morning. The death is not considered suspicious, according to the Globe.

ESPN’s Bucci Mane reports he leaves behind his wife Kristen and two young boys, ages 2 and 3 months.

Several other teams expressed their condolences on social media.

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. pic.twitter.com/j9W7CyxSGs

— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) August 23, 2021

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. 🖤❤️ pic.twitter.com/Et8uZpMdVl

— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) August 23, 2021

Our deepest condolences go out the family and friends of Jimmy Hayes.

Known around the league for his kindness and generosity, he will be greatly missed.

— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) August 23, 2021

We are heartbroken for Kevin and the entire Hayes family. pic.twitter.com/sUJYK52HsG

— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) August 23, 2021

We are heartbroken to learn of the passing of Jimmy Hayes.

His warm personality made an immediate impact in the locker room and with our fans. We’re proud of the memories he made in Chicago, including making his NHL debut in 2011. Sending our thoughts and prayers to his family❤️ pic.twitter.com/gP8357luB9

— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) August 23, 2021

Former Bruins Player, Boston Native Jimmy Hayes Dead At 31

Dorchester Reporter 23 August, 2021 - 08:08am

BOSTON (CBS) — Former Bruins player and Dorchester native Jimmy Hayes has died. Hayes was just 31 years old.

No cause of death has been reported, but the Boston Globe is reporting that Hayes was pronounced dead at his Milton home on Monday morning. The death is not considered suspicious, per the Globe.

Hayes leaves behind a wife and two young boys, who are two years old and three months old.

Hayes grew up in Dorchester and played at the Noble and Greenough School in Dedham before a three-year collegiate career at Boston College. He won an NCAA Championship with the Eagles as a sophomore in 2010.

Hayes was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the second round of the 2008 NHL Draft, but was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks in 2010. He played in 43 games in his two-plus seasons in Chicago before he was dealt to the Florida Panthers in 2013.

The winger was traded to his hometown Bruins in 2015 in exchange for Reilly Smith, and signed a three-year extension a few days after he was acquired by Boston.

“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,” Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron said of Hayes. “I will 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.”

A statement from Boston Bruins Captain Patrice Bergeron: pic.twitter.com/SUG5AvPj9Y

— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) August 23, 2021

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… pic.twitter.com/YacQcv9nt2

— Shawn Thornton FDN (@ThorntonFDN) August 23, 2021

After scoring 13 goals and dishing out 16 assists in his first season in Boston, Hayes struggled in his second year and turned in a career-worst two goals and three assists over 58 games. The Bruins bought the winger out of his final year of his contract following the 2017 season. Hayes played 33 games for the New Jersey Devils in 2017-18, and most recently played for the AHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2018-19.

Boston College Hockey is heartbroken over the passing of Jimmy Hayes. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Hayes family. pic.twitter.com/2nL59U6Fgs

— BC Hockey (@BCHockey) August 23, 2021

Hayes comes from a family of hockey players, with his younger brother, Kevin, currently a member of the Philadelphia Flyers.

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