The Boston hockey community mourns the loss of Boston native Jimmy Hayes on Monday. Hayes was found dead at his Milton home, and no cause of death has been reported at this time.
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
Hayes would play three seasons for Boston College. Hayes would play 117 games, with 81 points and 42 goals. He would win a National Championship with the Eagles in 2010.
Hayes was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2008, but didn’t debut until 2011 with the Chicago Blackhawks.
The Bruins would sign Hayes in 2015 where he would play 75 games, and put up 29 points with 13 goals. Hayes’s numbers would decline in 2016 however, only playing 58 games and scoring five points as Boston would cut Hayes at the end of the 2016-2017 season.
Jimmy Hayes will be remembered by his wife and two sons, a two-year-old and a three-month old.
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