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Kevin Hayes | Center | #13

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/8/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 215
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (24) / CHI

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The New York Rangers are confident that Kevin Hayes can be their second line center this season.
New York traded Derek Stepan to Arizona this offseason, so they'll need someone to play behind Mika Zibanejad. "I have a tremendous amount of faith in [Hayes]," head coach Alain Vigneault said. "If we made that trade, it’s because we had faith in him and Mika [Zibanejad] who are the next guys slotted in." The 25-year-old had 17 goals and 49 points in 76 games last season. Sep 18 - 7:56 AM
Source: NY Post

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Kevin Hayes could center New York's second line in 2017-18.

That could place him between Rick Nash and J.T. Miller. Mika Zibanejad, who just received a five-year, $26.75 million contract on Tuesday, is slated to be the top-line pivot of the Rangers. Hayes had 17 goals and a personal best 49 points in 76 games last season. He should be able to cross the 50-point barrier this campaign.
Source: NY Post
Jul 26 - 5:40 PM

The Rangers will be in the market for a center this off-season.

New York has Kevin Hayes and Mika Zibanejad as their most experienced players in the middle following the trade of Derek Stepan. The deal severely cuts into their depth at the position, but the team feels the holes can be filled via free agency or trades. It seems like Hayes and Zibanejad could be primed for larger roles in 2017-18 depending on who the Rangers add to the roster.
Jun 24 - 9:44 AM

Kevin Hayes has two goals and two assists in two appearances with the U.S. at the World Hockey Championship.

He found the back of the net two times in Tuesday's 5-3 win over Russia. Brock Nelson had one goal and two assists in the contest, while Dylan Larkin had a marker and a helper. Johnny Gaudreau had two assists in the win. It's been a great tournament for all of them and their efforts helped Team USA secure first place in Group A.
May 16 - 6:58 PM

Kevin Hayes will play for Team USA at the World Hockey Championship.

He will join the team now that the Rangers have been eliminated from the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Hayes posted just three assists in 12 postseason outings after he had 17 goals and 49 points in 76 matches during the regular season.
Source: NY Post
May 13 - 9:42 AM

Kevin Hayes picked up his first point of the playoffs on Saturday.

Hayes had a nice regular season with 17 goals and 49 points but was pointless in his first five games of the post-season before his assist on the winning goal by Mats Zuccarello. If you took him in a playoff pool you have to be happy with the point and the Rangers moving on to the second round.
Apr 23 - 10:15 AM

Kevin Hayes scored once and assisted on another in the Rangers 3-2 win Monday.

The 24-year-old potted his 15th of the season and now has 42 points, six more than last seasons. He is only three behind his career mark set in the 2014-15 season and has been particularly hot of late with two goals and seven points in his last four games. He is a nice pickup in most leagues if available, at this time.
Feb 13 - 10:41 PM

Kevin Hayes registered three assists in a 4-3 win over Nashville on Thursday.

Hayes has been red hot lately with six points in his last four games. That gives him 13 goals and 39 points in 49 contests in 2016-17.
Source: NY Post
Feb 10 - 9:07 AM

Kevin Hayes has already matched his point total from 2015-16.

Hayes had 45 points as a rookie, but he regressed last season to 14 goals and 36 points in 79 games. This season he's bouncing back in a big way with 13 goals and 36 points in 48 contests. He's been playing with J.T. Miller and Michael Grabner on a line that has been working well for the trio.
Source: NY Post
Feb 9 - 10:19 AM

Kevin Hayes (lower body) is listed as a game-time decision Tuesday against Anaheim.

However, coach Alain Vigneault thinks that Hayes will be fine to play. It sounds safe to activate him if you normally would. Hayes has 13 goals and 35 points in 47 games this year.
Feb 7 - 11:51 AM

Kevin Hayes feels ready to return from a lower-body injury.

Coach Alain Vigneault also expects Hayes to be back Tuesday barring a setback at the morning skate. Look for the Rangers to make his activation official before taking on the Ducks.
Feb 6 - 3:59 PM

Kevin Hayes (lower body) will have a full practice Monday and could be back in the Rangers lineup as early as Tuesday.

Hayes practiced for the first 15 minutes on Saturday and coach Alain Vigneault stated that Hayes was 50-50 to play Tuesday. He has 13 goals and 35 points in 46 games with a plus-18 rating so get ready to put him back in your lineup as soon as he returns.
Source: NY Post
Feb 6 - 7:10 AM

Coach Alain Vigneault says that Kevin Hayes is "50/50" to play in Tuesday's match with the Ducks.

The young forward's return to the lineup would be a boon as the Rangers continue to get healthier up front. He has 13 goals and 25 points in 46 games thus far. Stay tuned.
Feb 5 - 8:26 PM

Kevin Hayes (lower body) partook in the first 15 minutes of Rangers practice Saturday before leaving the ice.

That's good news as Hayes also skated for 45 minutes before practice so he got in a good workout. Hayes is expected to return during the Rangers current home stand but will not play Sunday against Calgary. The winger had 13 goals and 35 points in 46 games before his injury, as well as a plus-18 rating.
Source: NY Post
Feb 5 - 8:58 AM

Kevin Hayes is expected to return to the Rangers' lineup soon, however it won't be on Sunday against Calgary.

The Rangers will host Anaheim on Tuesday before hosting Nashville and Colorado on Thursday and Saturday, respectively. It would appear he's slated to return in one of those games. Hayes has posted 47 games with 13 goals and 35 points.
Feb 4 - 2:55 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Mika Zibanejad
2Kevin Hayes
3J.T. Miller
4David Desharnais
5Cristoval Nieves
6Lias Andersson
7Vinni Lettieri
LW1Chris Kreider
2Michael Grabner
3Jimmy Vesey
4Matt Puempel
5Ryan Gropp
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2Rick Nash
3Pavel Buchnevich
4Jesper Fast
5Malte Stromwall
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Kevin Shattenkirk
3Brady Skjei
4Brendan Smith
5Anthony DeAngelo
6Marc Staal
7Nick Holden
8Steven Kampfer
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Ondrej Pavelec