Is Jimmy Hayes related to Kevin Hayes?
— Jimmy Hayes, who won a national hockey championship at Boston College and played seven seasons in the NHL, has died. He was 31. Hayes was the older brother of Flyers center Kevin Hayes. "We are heartbroken by the tragic news of Jimmy Hayes' passing," the Flyers said in a statement on Twitter. The Delaware County Daily TimesNHL: Jimmy Hayes, brother of Flyers winger Kevin Hayes, dies
Which Bruins player died today?
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. CBS BostonFormer Bruins Player, Boston Native Jimmy Hayes Dead At 31
24 August, 2021 - 01:40pm
BOSTON (WHDH) - Hockey fans are mourning the death of former Boston Bruins forward and Boston College alumni Jimmy Hayes.
In a statement issued Monday, the Bruins announced that Hayes had passed away at the age of 31.
The team said their thoughts are with his wife, Kristen, his sons Beau and Mac, and the entire Hayes family.
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 College also issued a statement, saying the school “is heartbroken over the passing of Jimmy Hayes. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Hayes family.”
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
Hayes, of Dorchester, made his NHL debut with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2011. The Bruins later signed Hayes to a three-year contract in 2015.
Hayes most recently played in the AHL with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.
24 August, 2021 - 04:30am
Those of you who have been around this site for a while know that I am a Dorchester guy through and through.
Needless to say, yesterday was a shitty day all around — there’s no way to sugarcoat it, and it’s something that is still really difficult to comprehend, let alone process. I grew up on the same street as the Hayes family, a few houses up. We all spent plenty of time playing all kinds of games together, from Wiffle Ball to street football and everything in between — including street hockey.
I think it goes without saying that I wasn’t the best hockey player on my street growing up, but that’s what happens when your neighbors go pro. I talked to him in the locker room at the B’s practice at Gillette Stadium prior to the Winter Classic a few years back when I was covering that game for this site, and you’d have thought it was two kids talking street hockey back at Saint Ann’s.
I remember thinking how surreal it was (in a cool way) to see a kid I grew up with playing for the Bruins; unfortunately, those thoughts were replaced yesterday with thinking how surreal it was to hear that awful news and see the tributes rolling in.
Bruins fans got to know and talk about Jimmy Hayes the hockey player, but I was lucky enough to know him as a person first — and he was truly one of a kind.
I ask that you send your prayers, thoughts, and good vibes to Jimmy’s family and loved ones.
Give your loved ones an extra hug this morning.
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23 August, 2021 - 09:41pm
Hayes, 31, and his wife Kristen both shared photos and videos from their toddler Beau's special day Sunday.
In one photo, reposted from a friend on Hayes' Instagram Story on Sunday, Beau sat at a kiddie table with another toddler waiting for birthday cake — which turned out to be an impressive dessert topped with a recycling truck leaving candy pieces in its wake.
Jimmy Hayes/instagram Jimmy Hayes, wife Kristen and their son
Kristen shared some behind-the-scenes looks at the birthday party on her Instagram Story too, including a sweet video of Hayes jumping on a trampoline with Beau.
One photo posted to her account showed Hayes pushing Beau and 3-month-old Mac in a dual stroller.
"My boys 🤍 ," she wrote atop the snapshot.
There was also a sweet video of Hayes jumping on a trampoline with Beau, and a photo of the father-son pair at an arcade.
Hayes was pronounced dead Monday morning at his home in the Boston suburbs, a law enforcement official told The Boston Globe. His cause of death has not yet been released.
The athlete's death comes just over three months after he and Kristen welcomed son Mac on May 5.
Jimmy Hayes/instagram Jimmy Hayes and son Beau
Hayes' final grid post before his death was shared just a few days later to wish Kristen a happy Mother's Day.
Hayes played seven seasons in the NHL after playing for Boston College. He played for two years on his hometown team, the Boston Bruins.
"The Boston Bruins are heartbroken by the passing of Dorchester native and former Bruin Jimmy Hayes," the NHL team shared in a statement Monday. "Our thoughts are with his wife Kristen, his sons Beau and Mac, and the entire Hayes family during this very difficult time."
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After playing his final season in the NHL in 2019, Hayes launched a podcast, Missin Curfew, with fellow hockey alums Shane O'Brien and Scottie Upshall.
The podcast's Twitter account shared a statement on Hayes' death Monday: "We lost our brother today. Goodbye Jimmy, we will love you forever. Our thoughts, prayers and love go out to the Hayes family, his wife Kristen and his two beautiful boys, Beau and Mac. We are heartbroken and absolutely devastated today. We appreciate all the kind words 💙 "
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Dorchester’s Jimmy Hayes, a ‘human force’ who lived the dream — first with BC, then the Bruins — dies at 31 - The Boston Globe
23 August, 2021 - 11:38am