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Kevin Hayes | Winger | #13

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 5/8/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 227
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (24) / CHI
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Kevin Hayes is slated to play between Rick Nash and Mats Zuccarello in Tuesday's game versus Vancouver.
He skated in that spot during the Rangers' morning session because Derick Brassard was unavailable due to an illness. Jan 19 - 2:10 PM

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Kevin Hayes registered an assist in a 3-1 loss Thursday night.

Hayes has seven goals and 20 points in 41 games in 2015-16. If he continues down this path he'll end up with 38 points, assuming he doesn't miss anymore contests. That would be a step down from his rookie campaign as he had 45 points in 79 games.
Jan 15 - 11:24 AM

Kevin Hayes scored a goal and an assist in Saturday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Washington Capitals.

With the Rangers down 2-0 in the third, they got goals from Oscar Lindberg, Hayes and Viktor Stalberg to pull ahead momentarily. Hayes' third period goal put an end to his 17-game goalless drought. The 23-year-old has seven goals and 19 points in 39 games in 2015-16.
Jan 9 - 4:05 PM

Kevin Hayes is expected to get back into the lineup on Tuesday night against Dallas.

He has been a healthy scratch for the last two games. Hayes hasn't scored a goal since Nov. 23 and he has produced just three assists in his last 16 appearances.
Jan 5 - 11:49 AM

Coach Alain Vigneault is not happy with the effort of Kevin Hayes.

Hayes has been a healthy scratch the last two games. "I think it has to be clear that Kevin Hayes the person, I think he’s a great kid," Vigneault said. "I really enjoy him. The hockey player right now is not totally doing it for me. Two different things. But the hockey player the last little while has been focusing on his game, trying to improve, and I’m confident that he’s gonna do that. And we need him. He’s a good player. He needs to find his game." Hayes could find his way back into the lineup as the Rangers have been struggling of late.
Jan 3 - 10:34 AM

Kevin Hayes will be a healthy scratch in Saturday's game against the Florida Panthers.

The Rangers made Hayes a healthy scratch in their last game and they've opted to do so again. The 23-year-old has six goals and 17 points in 37 games this season. Dylan McIlrath will also watch from the press box.
Jan 2 - 5:15 PM

Kevin Hayes teammates have his back as he was a healthy scratch earlier in the week.

Look for Hayes to also be a healthy scratch on Saturday as he has been in a horrific slump with only three assists in his last 16 games. "I think everybody goes through stretches where you just have to work a little extra hard to get your game going, and everybody’s trying to push each other," Rangers goalkeeper Henrik Lundqvist said. "We’re a tight group and we’re here for each other. He’ll get it going for sure." Stay tuned.
Jan 2 - 8:55 AM

Kevin Hayes will be the healthy scratch as per the original plan with Chris Kreider able to suit up against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Dylan McIlrath will be the other scratch.

Hayes has recorded three assists in the past 16 games, with dwindling ice time and responsibility. It was only a matter of time before he sat. This would be consecutive scratches for the 23-year old Dylan McIlrath
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 08:12:00 PM

Kevin Hayes may be in the lineup Wednesday after all.

An unnamed Rangers player, who it turns out is Chris Kreider, is questionable to face Tampa Bay, so Hayes didn't skate as an extra in the morning. He was scheduled to be a healthy scratch because coach Alain Vigneault has not been happy with his play. This will probably come down to a game-time decision.
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 06:05:00 PM

Kevin Hayes will be a healthy scratch on Wednesday.

Rangers coach Alain Vigneault didn't pull his punches when assessing Hayes following Tuesday's contest. He said that the Rangers are "very unhappy with the way he’s played so far." When the coach was asked if he thought Hayes was working hard enough, Vigneault didn't hesitate to say no. We'll see how Hayes responds.
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 07:55:00 AM

Kevin Hayes will take over the center spot vacated by the injured Derek Stepan.

Hayes had been playing on the wing but with Stepan out indefinitely with broken ribs, Hayes will move between Chris Kreider and possibly Emerson Etem as the former Duck needs to be given a chance to show his offensive capability.
Source: NY Post
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 08:01:00 AM

Kevin Hayes scored a goal and added an assist in the New York Rangers' 3-0 win over the visiting Nashville Predators Wednesday night.

Hayes increased his offensive total for the season to six goals and eight assists. His goal came on a New York power play at 10:38 of the third period. The Rangers' other goals were scored by Derek Stepan, his sixth and Rick Nash, also his sixth. Nash's goal was his fourth in his past two games.
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 10:27:00 PM

Kevin Hayes is projected to start Monday's game alongside Derek Stepan and Chris Kreider.

He bumped J.T. Miller from the second line on Saturday and will stay there for the start of Monday's contest. Coach Alain Vigneault wants Hayes to be "a little bit more involved in all areas" and go "to the hard areas, using that size and that strength that he has."
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 04:45:00 PM

Coach Alain Vigneault said Saturday that Kevin Hayes has been playing with a sore wrist.

Vigneault took Hayes away from the center slot on the third line and moved him to the wing with Derek Stepan and Chris Kreider during Saturday's tilt while J.T. Miller took over the slot at center on the third unit. Hayes has five goals and 12 points in 20 games this season after being held off the scoresheet on Saturday.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 08:04:00 AM

Kevin Hayes found the back of the net on Thursday.

Hayes has now scored three goals over his last six games. He has 11 points in 16 contests so far this season. Clearly he's managed to avoid the dreaded sophomore slump after registering 45 points as a rookie.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 11:10:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Derick Brassard
2Derek Stepan
3Oscar Lindberg
4Dominic Moore
LW1Rick Nash
2Chris Kreider
3J.T. Miller
4Daniel Paille
5Tanner Glass
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2Kevin Hayes
3Viktor Stalberg
4Jesper Fast
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Keith Yandle
3Dan Girardi
4Marc Staal
5Dan Boyle
6Kevin Klein
7Dylan McIlrath
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Antti Raanta