|Assets:||Has tremendous size (6-6, 221 pounds), coupled with an impressive skill set. Can put up good numbers at lower levels and also play well without the puck.|
|Flaws:||Needs to start doing a better job of utilizing his big frame more effectively, especially in terms of adding physicality. Also needs to improve his skating.|
|Career Potential:||Big, talented winger with upside.|
|7/29/2014||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Florida Panthers to a one-year contract.|
|7/05/2014||Filed for salary arbitration.|
|6/30/2014||Florida Panthers tendered a qualifying offer.|
|11/14/2013||Acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks.|
|10/12/2013||Assigned to Rockford (AHL).|
|4/26/2013||Recalled from Rockford (AHL).|
|4/02/2013||Assigned to Rockford (AHL).|
|3/12/2013||Recalled from Rockford (AHL).|
|1/17/2013||Assigned to Rockford (AHL).|
|1/14/2013||Recalled from Rockford (AHL).|
|9/15/2012||Assigned to Rockford (AHL).|
|2/17/2012||Recalled from Rockford (AHL).|
|1/28/2012||Assigned to Rockford (AHL).|
|12/29/2011||Recalled from Rockford (AHL).|
|10/03/2011||Assigned to Rockford (AHL).|
|10/02/2011||Recalled from Rockford (AHL).|
|9/26/2011||Assigned to Rockford (AHL).|
|3/30/2011||Signed by the Chicago Blackhawks to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|6/26/2010||Acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs.|
|11/14/2013||Florida Panthers traded Kris Versteeg, Philippe Lefebvre and cash considerations to the Chicago Blackhawks for Jimmy Hayes and Dylan Olsen.|
|6/26/2010||Toronto Maple Leafs traded Jimmy Hayes to the Chicago Blackhawks for a 2nd round selection in 2010.|
|6/21/2008||Drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2nd round (60th overall) in 2008.|
Jimmy Hayes has an arbitration hearing date | 07/09/2014 4:20 PM
NewsJimmy Hayes is set to have his arbitration hearing on July 29.
ImpactHayes is coming off of his entry-level contract. He had 11 goals and 18 points in 53 games last season.
Jimmy Hayes signs on for arbitration | 07/05/2014 5:39 PM
NewsJimmy Hayes is a restricted free agent after completing his entry-level contract.
ImpactHe filed for salary arbitration, but hearings won't start until July 20. Hayes played two games with Chicago last season before he was traded to Florida. In 53 matches with the Panthers, he accounted for 11 goals and seven assists.
USA adds Jimmy Hayes to WHC roster | 04/19/2014 9:56 AM
NewsJimmy Hayes will represent Team USA at the World Hockey Championships in May.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
ImpactThe tournament runs from May 9-25 in Minsk, Belarus. Hayes produced 11 goals and 18 points in 55 games this past season with Florida and Chicago. He skated in just two games with the Blackhawks before being moved to the Panthers.
Jimmy Hayes scores in Panthers' season closer | 04/12/2014 10:23 PM
NewsJimmy Hayes netted his 11th goal of the season as he and the hapless Panthers dropped a 3-2 decision to the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets Saturday night.
ImpactFlorida's other goal scorer was Vincent Trochek, his fifth of the season. It was the final game of the season for the Panthers, who have failed to qualify for the post-season in 12 of their past 13 campaigns.
Jimmy Hayes has heated up in March | 03/24/2014 10:02 AM
NewsJimmy Hayes potted his 10th goal of the year in Sunday's loss to Anaheim.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
ImpactKrys Barch was originally credited with the marker and it would've ended a 76-game drought, but it was changed later after it was discovered that it banked off Hayes. Hayes has generated six goals and four assists in 13 games this month.
Jimmy Hayes continues hot ways for FLA | 03/16/2014 7:04 PM
NewsDon't look now, but Jimmy Hayes might be worth adding for those desperate for scoring.
ImpactThe Florida Panthers forward has five of his 13 points this season in the last five games, including four goals. He obviously doesn't have a long track record of success, but could conceivably remain hot in this final month; he scored two goals for the Panthers in a 4-3 SO loss to Vancouver on Sunday.
Jimmy Hayes records his first two-goal game | 03/09/2014 7:53 PM
NewsFlorida Panthers youngster Jimmy Hayes recorded the first two-goal game of his NHL career, but his team lost to the Boston Bruins 5-2 on Sunday.
ImpactHayes now has seven goals and nine assists in 37 games played. He's obviously not quite there yet from a fantasy standpoint, but the Panthers hope that the 24-year-old might develop into a more productive NHL player in the future.
Jimmy Hayes to be tasked with screening on PP | 02/27/2014 5:42 PM
NewsJimmy Hayes will get some power-play time with the Panthers.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
Impact"At 6-foot-6, he's got a big body, he's got decent hands down there and you can't teach size," interim bench boss Peter Horachek said. "We need to make it as difficlut as possible for goaltenders. That's one area we clearly have to do better, obviously." Florida has the 30th-ranked power play in the league.
Florida scratches Jimmy Hayes, Gomez | 01/07/2014 9:01 AM
NewsJimmy Hayes was a healthy scratch for Florida Monday night.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
ImpactHe has dressed in 22 games, where he's notched four goals and one assist, with the Panthers since being acquired from Chicago. Florida also scratched Scott Gomez for the 14th time in the past 16 games.
Jimmy Hayes scores in Panthers' win Saturday | 12/08/2013 9:55 AM
NewsJimmy Hayes scored a goal in Florida's 2-1 win over Detroit.
ImpactHayes has three goals and four points in 10 games since he was acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks. At the same time, he's averaging just 9:30 minutes per contest in Florida and that has to change before he'll have any sustained fantasy value.
Hayes scores first goal as a Panther Friday | 11/23/2013 9:26 AM
NewsJimmy Hayes scored his first goal as a Panther in Friday's 4-3 loss to Calgary.
ImpactIt was a bitter sweet night for Hayes who failed to score in the sixth round of the shootout leading to the loss. Hayes has a strong track record of success in the minors but has not yet been able to translate it into any success at the NHL level. Of course, until he was traded to Florida, he had limited opportunities with the powerful Blackhawks. It remains to be seen if Hayes will fare any better with the Cats. Watch him.
Jimmy Hayes makes his Panthers debut | 11/17/2013 10:15 AM
NewsJimmy Hayes made his Florida Panthers debut on Saturday.
ImpactHayes was acquired by the Florida Panthers from Chicago as part of the Kris Versteeg trade. He's put up solid numbers in the AHL, but isn't expected to have any fantasy value in standard leagues this season. He logged just 7:20 minutes in Saturday's 4-1 win over Colorado.
Hayes makes it to arena Friday but scratched | 11/16/2013 10:36 AM
NewsJimmy Hayes made it to Minnesota in time for Friday night's game but was a healthy scratch.
ImpactHayes was the key piece in a trade involving the Panthers and Blackhawks early Friday morning and arrived in time to play with nis new teammates against the Wild. The coaching staff however, felt it was best for Hayes to sit the game out. There is now word on whether Hayes will suit up in Colorado Saturday night. Our feeling is, he will. That said, we have not been impressed with Hayes in his limited time with the Hawks. Perhaps that will change if he gets more meaningful itce time in Florida.
Jimmy Hayes on his way to Florida | 11/15/2013 1:46 AM
NewsJimmy Hayes was part of a four player trade that saw him go to Florida from Chicago.
ImpactHayes and Dylan Olsen went to the Panthers with Kris Versteeg and Philippe Lefebvre going the other way. Hayes started the season with Chicago and played two games before being sent to Rockford of the AHL where he had four goals and eight points in 13 games. He should get a shot with the Panthers immediately. "We are pleased to welcome both Jimmy and Dylan to the Panthers," Florida GM Dale Tallon said in a statement. "Jimmy is a young, strong, hardworking, versatile forward who brings both size and skill to our team. Dylan, a former first-round draft pick, is a young, solid defenseman who adds further depth to our blue line. We thank Kris for his contributions to the Panthers, including helping us win 2011-12 Southeast Division Championship, and wish him the best of luck in his return to Chicago."
Jimmy Hayes demoted to Rockford of AHL | 10/12/2013 1:19 PM
NewsThe Blackhawks have demoted Jimmy Hayes to Rockford of the AHL.
Chris Kuc Twitter
ImpactHe was a healthy scratch last Saturday and has only played in two of the Hawks' first three games. Hayes did not register a point in either contest. Brandon Pirri will get a chance to skate on Chicago's third line and may do very well keeping Hayes in Rockford for the foreseeable future.
Jimmy Hayes will be scratched Saturday night | 10/05/2013 3:49 PM
NewsJimmy Hayes will be a healthy scratch Saturday.
ImpactThe Blackhawks will play Ben Smith instead. Hayes logged 11:08 of ice time in Chicago's regular-season opener. Coach Joel Quenneville wants to give all of his players a chance to play early in the year, so Hayes could be back in the lineup very soon.
Hayes look like safe bet to make Hawks | 09/28/2013 12:30 PM
NewsIt is looking as if Jimmy Hayes is going to claim a roster spot as a third-liner In Chicago.
ImpactHe along with Ben Smith seem to have made the team and will slot in on the bottom two lines. Neither is expected to contribute much offensively, as a result they will have little to no fantasy value.
Jimmy Hayes has stepped up during Hawks' camp | 09/17/2013 8:36 AM
NewsJimmy Hayes is believed to be the frontrunner to line up on Chicago's third line to start the season.
ImpactThe Blackhawks want that spot to be occupied by a player who can play physical, be responsible at both ends and can still produce. Hayes tallied 45 points in 67 AHL games last season. He accounted for three goals and two assists in four scrimmages and he's enjoyed a strong camp. "Jimmy Hayes had a real good week," coach Joel Quenneville said. "He was one player that really stepped up and showed us that he wants to make our hockey team. He worked at a different level in the offseason, he prepared himself to be in much better shape, and you can notice his quickness and his drive out there."
Bolland, Frolik trades bode well for Hayes | 07/01/2013 9:43 AM
NewsThe trades of Dave Bolland and Michal Frolik will create an opportunity for Jimmy Hayes and others to crack the Blackhawk lineup.
ImpactHayes, along with Brandon Pirri, Ben Smith and Jeremy Morin, will get a real chance to fill the vacant forward roster spots this September. Chicago GM Stan Bowman, who traded Bolland and Frolik to free up cap space to re-sign Bryan Bickell, believes the Hawks are in good shape to replace the traded players. "It's not easy trading players that have been a big part of the team's success, but you have to look forward," Bowman said. "It's a puzzle, and you have to try to put the pieces together. "I'm excited about the ability to keep Bryan Bickell, and also at some point we have to open up some spots for some of these young players who have been pushing on the NHL. Whether it's Jimmy Hayes or Brandon Pirri or Ben Smith . or Jeremy Morin, those are four forwards right there who really deserve to be in the NHL, but they've been blocked out for a long time." Keep an eye on Hayes, Pirri, Smith and Morin in training camp as there should be a spiritied competition for ro
Chicago promotes Jimmy Hayes | 04/26/2013 4:17 PM
NewsThe Chicago Blackhawks have called up Jimmy Hayes.
ImpactHayes has a goal and three points in nine games this season. The Blackhawks will probably rest some veteran players on Saturday, so Hayes might get some playing time.
Blackhawks reassign Jimmy Hayes to AHL | 04/02/2013 4:26 PM
NewsChicago Blackhawks reassign Jimmy Hayes to AHL Rockford.
ImpactHayes and fellow winger Jeremy Morin were each sent back to Rockford on Tuesday, which likely signals the return of Patrick Sharp and Marian Hossa. Hayes has one goal and three points in nine NHL games this season.
Jimmy Hayes put on line with Patrick Kane | 03/14/2013 8:52 AM
NewsJimmy Hayes will get a chance to play alongside Dave Bolland and Patrick Kane.
ImpactChicago summoned Hayes on Tuesday. The 23-year-old has 22 goals and 39 points in 58 AHL games this season, so he's worth keeping an eye on given his enviable linemates.
Blackhawks recall Jimmy Hayes from AHL | 03/12/2013 5:40 PM
NewsChicago Blackhawks recall Jimmy Hayes from AHL Rockford.
Chris Kuc on Twitter
ImpactHayes has 22 goals and 39 points in 58 AHL games. He will take the roster spot of Steve Montador, who cleared waivers Tuesday.
Chicago sends Jimmy Hayes to minors | 01/17/2013 9:09 PM
NewsJimmy Hayes has been assigned to AHL Rockford.
ImpactHayes had nine points in 31 games with the Blackhawks last season. Brandon Pirri and Ryan Stanton were also sent down to the minors on Thursday.
Chicago recalls Jimmy Hayes | 01/16/2013 9:57 AM
NewsJimmy Hayes has been called up by the Chicago Blackhawks
ImpactHayes has 17 points and 21 penalty minutes in 37 AHL games this season. He's not expected to have any fantasy value even if he makes the Blackhawks' opening game roster.
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|Goals||1||4 times-last:at LA||last:Nov 18||2|
|Assists||1||5 times-last:at Nas||last:Nov 22||1|
|Points||2||2 times-last:at LA||last:Nov 18||2|
|Penalty Minutes||2||2 times-last:vs. Min||last:Nov 24||2|
|Plus/Minus||2||2 times-last:vs. NYI||last:Nov 14||2|
|Power Play Goals||1||at LA||Nov 18||2|
|Power Play Points||1||3 times-last:at LA||last:Nov 18||2|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||13 times-last:vs. Min||last:Nov 24||0|
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|Shots||5||vs. NYI||Nov 14||5|
|Penalty Minutes||18||2013-14 (Chi/Fla)|
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