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Kevin Hayes | Winger

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 5/8/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 227

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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. Nov 23 - 10:27 PM

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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."
Nov 23 - 4:45 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.
Nov 22 - 8:04 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.
Nov 13 - 11:10 AM

Kevin Hayes has been hot lately, recording at least a point in four of his last five games.

Hayes has three goals and eight points in 13 games in 2015-16. There's a decent chance that he'll maintain that pace as he looks to surpass his rookie total of 45 points.
Nov 6 - 10:52 AM

Kevin Hayes is projected to center the top line if Derek Stepan (mouth) can't play on Thursday.

There's a good chance Stepan will end up playing though, so nothing might come of this information. If you happen to own Hayes in a fantasy league though, it might be worth keeping tabs on the Rangers today.
Oct 22 - 12:23 PM

Kevin Hayes was back at center in practice Saturday.

Hayes played center last season but found himself on the wing for the start of the season as coach Alain Vigneault wanted to use Jarret Stoll up the middle. Hayes centered Oscar Lindberg and J.T. Miller at practice and the same line is expected to play Sunday afternoon against the Devils. Hayes had 17 goals and 45 points last season and has a goal and three points in five games thus far this season. He should be on someone's roster in deep pools.
Oct 18 - 8:14 AM

Kevin Hayes will play the wing on Saturday after playing most of last season at center.

He won't be the only player moved as Dominic Moore will also see time on the wing after being the Rangers fourth line center last season. "I'm expecting more from his game," coach Alain Vigneault said about Hayes. "I know it's camp, but Kevin needs to pick up his game." Hayes had 17 goals and 45 points last season so he should be drafted in the late rounds of most deeper pools.
Sep 26 - 7:22 AM

While New York Rangers forward Kevin Hayes thinks he'll slot in at center, he doesn't seem bothered by the notion of playing on the wing, either.

Hayes, 23, acclimated nicely to the NHL in his rookie season, scoring 45 points in the regular season and five in the playoffs. New York may press him into a bigger role with personnel changes in mind.
Sep 19 - 2:41 PM

Kevin Hayes has five points in his last five games.

Hayes helped his own cause with a couple of assists on Friday as he set up both of Rick Nash's goals as the duo seem to be clicking at this time. Hayes now has seven points in the playoffs and kudos to you if you took him late in your playoff pool.
Source: NY Post
May 23 - 7:23 AM

Kevin Hayes picked up his fifth point of playoffs, and his third point in four games, during Wednesday's 6-5 overtime loss in Game 3.

Hayes saw his ice time dip for the second straight game, now down to 13:21. But he actually played one more shift, indicating that Coach Vigneault has the rookie on a tight leash. Hayes' assist came on the power play early in the third when he set up Ryan McDonagh with a no-look cross-ice pass, tying the game at four. Hayes now has three assists and five points in 15 postseason games. He also has 19 goals and 50 points in 94 total games during his rookie campaign.
May 21 - 1:00 AM

Kevin Hayes lit the lamp for the Rangers in their 2-1 overtime win in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinal against the Capitals on Wednesday night.

Hayes’ second goal of the playoffs (third point) came as a result of an excellent cross-ice pass from J.T. Miller on the power play. All Hayes had to do was redirect it into the net, tying the game at one. He played 18:18 in the win. The rookie recorded 17 goals and 45 points in 79 games during the regular season.
May 14 - 12:11 AM

Kevin Hayes recorded an assist in a 2-1 loss to the Washington Capitals on Thursday.

Hayes now has two points in six playoff games. He had a solid rookie campaign with 17 goals and 45 points in 79 contests.
May 1 - 11:29 AM

Kevin Hayes got his name in the Rangers' record books with his overtime goal on Wednesday.

Hayes became the first Rangers rookie to ever net an overtime goal on the road in a playoff game. He also became the first Rangers player to have his first career playoff goal come in overtime since Don Murdoch did it on April 13, 1978. "This was his best game of the series," Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said of Hayes. "We need him to play the way he's played for us throughout the year. Obviously, this is playoff hockey and a bigger stage. He's learning how to deal with it with the help of his teammates and tonight he scored a big goal and that's going to help his confidence and he'll be better moving forward."
Apr 23 - 10:12 AM

Rookie Kevin Hayes scored 3:14 into overtime as the New York Rangers notched a 2-1 victory over the Penguins in Pittsburgh Wednesday night.

So the Rangers now lead this Eastern Conference First Round series 3-1 and can eliminate the Penguins in Game 5 in New York Friday night. All four games in the series have been decided by one goal, including three 2-1 wins by the Rangers. Hayes' goal was his first in the postseason. He had 17 in the regular season. The puck popped to Hayes for the game winner Wednesday on the left side of the net after left winger Carl Hagelin pushed it across. Right winger Martin St. Louis got it to the net, curling around the right post. Derick Brassard's goal at 17:15 of the second tied the game at 1-1. It was Brassard's third goal of the series. Rick Nash had the primary assist, giving him four points (three assists) in the series.
Apr 22 - 10:44 PM

Depth Charts

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