|Assets:||Owns excellent size and offensive ability. Can play either wing position effectively and has natural scoring instincts. Complements skilled linemates very well.|
|Flaws:||Needs to use his size with greater consistency to thrive at the highest level, especially in terms of scoring in the 'dirty areas'. Must also work on his play in the defensive zone.|
|Career Potential:||Big power winger with good upside.|
|NCAA||East First All-American Team||2013-14|
|HE||First All-Star Team||2013-14|
|8/20/2014||Signed by the New York Rangers to a two-year entry-level contract.|
|8/20/2014||Signed by the New York Rangers to an entry-level contract.|
|6/25/2010||Drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round (24th overall) in 2010.|
Report: Rangers interested in Kevin Hayes | 07/17/2014 10:20 AM
NewsThe New York Rangers are reportedly interested in unsigned prospect Kevin Hayes.
New York Post
ImpactHayes is only under Chicago's control until August 15. If he doesn't sign by then, he'll become an unrestricted free agent and can join any team. Hayes, who has experience playing alongside Rangers forward Chris Kreider, would have a good chance of making the Rangers' opening game roster if he decides to sign with them. He had 27 goals and 65 points in 40 games with Boston College last season.
Blackhawks looking to sign Kevin Hayes | 06/07/2014 7:26 AM
NewsThe Chicago Blackhawks are looking to sign former first round pick Kevin Hayes in the off-season.
ImpactHayes was selected with the 24th pick in the 2010 draft and spent four seasons with Boston College. He became a left winger this past season after three years at center and responded with a 27 goal and 65 point season in 40 games after picking up only 17 goals and 50 assists in his first three college seasons which spanned 102 games. "He's 22 years old, so he's not in that 19-year-old category. He may not be a guy who has to spend a long time developing. So that's the benefit of leaving a player in college for four years," GM Stan Bowman said. "He's got a lot of talent. He played his first three years as center and this last year he was on the wing. It's certainly nice to see him be able to do both. He's got the combination of size and skill and that's hard to find." His brother Jimmy was a member of the Blackhawks organization before he was dealt to Florida in the Kris Versteeg deal in November.
K. Hayes expected to return to Boston College | 07/12/2013 8:16 AM
NewsKevin Hayes is expected to return to Boston College for his senior year.
ImpactHayes had six goals and 25 points in 27 games. After he finishes his college career, he should join the AHL to finish out the season. Beyond that, there's always a chance he'll make his NHL debut as a late season call up. Hayes was taken with the 24th overall pick in 2010.
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