Tragedy struck the pro hockey world today as news broke of Jimmy Hayes’ passing. He was only 31-years-old, and there are no details about his cause of death at this time.
The former NHL winger played for several teams including the Chicago Blackhawks during his time on the ice. His alma mater, Boston College, announced this sad news on Monday.
“Boston College Hockey is heartbroken over the passing of Jimmy Hayes. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Hayes family.”
He played for 7 seasons in the NHL, wearing jerseys for the Blackhawks, Panthers, Bruins, and Devils. He also scored 54 goals during that time as well. His younger brother, Kevin Hayes, still plays for the Philadelphia Flyers.
Hayes was picked in the second round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, and then he made his NHL debut for the Chicago Blackhawks in 2011. This is a tragic situation and our hearts go out to Hayes’ family and friends at this time.