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Kevin Hayes | Winger

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 5/8/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 225

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Kevin Hayes scored a goal in a 3-2 loss to the Dallas Stars on Monday.
Hayes snapped a four-game point drought. The 22-year-old rookie has five goals and 13 points in 31 contests this season. Tue, Dec 30, 2014 11:13:00 AM

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Kevin Hayes picked up an assist on Saturday and now is on a five game points streak.

Hayes has a point in each game and now has four goals and 11 points in 24 games. He is worth a shot in deep leagues.
Source: NY Post
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 07:48:00 AM

Kevin Hayes lit the lamp in the Rangers' shootout loss to Colorado on Thursday night, making it three straight games with a point for the rookie.

Hayes now has two goals and five points in 13 games so far to kick off his NHL career. The 22-year-old Boston native has received over 10 minutes of ice time in each of the three games during his points streak, while he failed to break the 10 minute mark in three of the four games before the streak. It seems Rangers coach Alain Vigneault is starting to build trust in the youngster.
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 10:36:00 PM

Kevin Hayes registered an assist in a 3-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday.

Hayes ended his five-game point drought. The 22-year-old rookie has a goal and two assists in 11 contests this season.
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 10:22:00 AM

Kevin Hayes will be back in the Rangers lineup Saturday after being a healthy scratch on Monday.

With the imminent return of Derek Stepan, Hayes' role with the Rangers could be in doubt as he was seeing some time on the first line with Rick Nash and Chris Kreider, but that is the spot that Stepan will get back once he returns which should be during the upcoming week. Hayes could see time on the fourth line and he'll likely line up there tonight. He should split time on the fourth line with Chris Mueller in the short term.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 07:54:00 AM

Kevin Hayes is enjoying his time on the first line with Rick Nash and Chris Kreider.

The move was made in the third period against Carolina on Thursday and the trio will at least start Sunday's game together. "Playing with two guys like this is pretty unbelievable," Hayes said. "With their speed and their size, we should be able to control down low and hold onto the puck and get some good scoring opportunities." Hayes will lose the spot when Derek Stepan returns from injury which could be as early as November 3 but he will learn a lot in the meantime. He is pointless in three games with a minus-three rating.
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 07:23:00 AM

The New York Rangers need to get Kevin Hayes into the lineup or send him to the minors.

It is not doing the youngster any good to be sitting in the press box as he has been taken off injured reserve after injuring his shoulder. "Obviously we’re going to have to make a decision with him, a young player that needs to play," coach Alain Vigneault said. "We start with four game in six nights, but we do need to make a decision on him, whether it’s to play here or in [AHL] Hartford. He did have a good camp, so I’d like to see what he can do in the NHL. "Based on our early schedule I would say sometime next week we’re going to decide what we’re going to do."
Source: NY Post
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 08:33:00 AM

Kevin Hayes (shoulder) may be cleared to return for Saturday's game versus Columbus.

He might get medical clearance on Friday and will start the year on non-roster injured reserve. When he returns the Rangers might use him in the middle, as they are hurting for centers and he played there for most of training camp.
Thu, Oct 9, 2014 06:36:00 PM

Kevin Hayes has a shoulder injury, which could have him start the season on injured reserve.

If Hayes isn't put on the team's IR then Chris Mueller, who was placed on waivers Monday, could be demoted if he clears to get the Rangers down to a 23-man roster. Consider Hayes day-to-day for the time being.
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 04:18:00 PM

The injury to Derek Stepan could mean that Kevin Hayes cracks the lineup out of training camp as a winger.

The 22-year-old former first round pick of the Chicago Blackhawks could return to his roots over the last two seasons as a right winger after playing most of training camp in the middle. "I want to see him on the right side also," coach Alain Vigneault said. "For a player coming in, playing defense and playing center are challenging positions. So far, what I've seen from Hayes, I've liked. I've seen a lot of upside. But from talking to him briefly and having [associate coach Scott Arniel] talk to him a little bit more at length, we know he's more comfortable at wing, so I think at some point here as we move forward, we’re probably going to try him there." Stay tuned.
Source: NY Post
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 09:28:00 AM

Kevin Hayes has been utilized as a center at the beginning of New York's training camp.

He's been seeing time between Mats Zuccarello and Chris Bourque thus far. Hayes has played center before during his college career, but he spent his last two seasons as a right winger.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 03:06:00 PM

New York Rangers college free agent pickup Kevin Hayes apparently looked "dominant" in Traverse City Tournament play on Saturday.

Obviously that only means so much at this time of year, but Hayes could be an interesting project for a Rangers team that needs to replace some departed depth from their 2014 Stanley Cup Final run.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 03:03:00 PM

Now that Brad Richards, Benoit Pouliot, Brian Boyle and Derek Dorsett are no longer with the New York Rangers, newcomer Kevin Hayes believes he has a chance to make the team in training camp.

That's largely why the left winger chose to sign a two-year, $7.5 million contract with the Rangers earlier this month. "At the end of my BC career we sat down with my family and thought that it was best to explore other options," Hayes told the Rangers' web site. "It wasn’t really hectic cause I wasn’t allowed to talk to anyone until Aug. 15 so I basically had a free three months to train, hang out and relax. But ever since Aug. 15, it’s been pretty hectic. Ultimately I chose the Rangers and I’m extremely excited about it." Hayes' two-year contract has the potential to rise to an annual average value of $3.75 million if his bonuses are met. He'll be given a look at training camp, but if he goes to the minors then he'll make $67,500.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 09:58:00 PM

Kevin Hayes will earn a base salary of $900,000 if he plays in the NHL during the 2014-15 campaign, according to

Hayes' two-year contract has the potential to rise to an annual average value of $3.75 million if his bonuses are met. He'll be given a look at training camp, but if he goes to the minors then he'll make $67,500.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 07:50:00 PM

Kevin Hayes has agreed to terms with the New York Rangers.

He became a free agent this past weekend when the Chicago Blackhawks were unable to sign him. Hayes was selected with the 24th overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He broke out last season with Boston College, scoring 27 goals and 65 points in 40 games, while playing alongside NCAA point leader Johnny Gaudreau.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 11:59:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Derek Stepan
2Derick Brassard
3J.T. Miller
4Dominic Moore
LW1Rick Nash
2Chris Kreider
3Carl Hagelin
4Tanner Glass
RW1Martin St. Louis
2Mats Zuccarello
3Jesper Fast
4Lee Stempniak
5Kevin Hayes
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Daniel Girardi
3Marc Staal
4Kevin Klein
5Dan Boyle
6John Moore
7Matt Hunwick
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Cameron Talbot