Off The Post: Flyer Kevin Hayes Likes Scoring Goals

Off The Post: Flyer Kevin Hayes Likes Scoring Goals –  Kevin Hayes likes scoring goals and he did just that when the Flyers had a home win against Columbus where Hayes had a goal and two helpers and the team broke out for seven goals in a 7-4 win on October 26th. After the game, he spoke about the win with Russ Cohen.

Off The Post: Flyer Kevin Hayes Likes Scoring Goals

Kevin Hayes: Center, Philadelphia Flyers

Hayes was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1992. He played for Noble and Greenough School before attending Boston College in 2011. In his first three NCAA seasons, he scored 67 points (17 goals, 50 assists) and was a member of the school’s 2012 National Championship team. He broke out as a senior with 27 goals and 38 assists. This earned him a top ten nomination for the Hobey Baker Award. He was also named MVP of the 2014 Beanpot Tournament.

He was initially drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks before joining Boston College but his draft rights expired in August of 2014. He became an unrestricted free agent and signed with the New York Rangers on an entry-level contract. Hayes scored his first career NHL goal in a win over the San Jose Sharks on October 19th, 2014. He finished his first season with 45 points (17 goals, 32 assists). Collectors can find Kevin Hayes’ Young Guns rookie card in 2014-15 Upper Deck Series Two Hockey.

Off The Post: Flyer Kevin Hayes Likes Scoring GoalsHayes continued his strong play for the Rangers for the next few seasons, putting up impressive point totals. At the trade deadline during the 2018-19 season, he was traded to the Winnipeg Jets. He scored his first goal as a Jet (an empty-netter) in a 5-3 win over the Nashville Predators.

On June 3rd, 2019, Hayes’ rights were traded to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for a 2019 fifth-round draft pick. Later that month, the Flyers would sign Hayes to a seven-year contract. So far this season, Hayes has played in 13 games for the Flyers. He has seven points (four goals, three assists). Look for him to appear on trading cards in a Philadelphia Flyers uniform in upcoming 2019-20 Upper Deck Hockey products.

Off The Post: Flyer Kevin Hayes Likes Scoring Goals – Kevin Hayes Career Stats

NHL Standard career statistics
Scoring Goals Assists Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOW FOL FO% BLK HIT TK GV Awards
2014-15 22 NYR NHL 79 17 28 45 15 22 15 1 1 1 24 4 0 111 15.3 180 1030 13:02 248 430 36.6 33 56 43 40 Calder-7
2015-16 23 NYR NHL 79 14 22 36 4 30 11 3 0 3 19 3 0 133 10.5 245 1079 13:40 137 244 36.0 23 59 24 42
2016-17 24 NYR NHL 76 17 32 49 10 18 15 1 1 4 20 6 6 143 11.9 246 1258 16:34 442 526 45.7 30 40 54 66
2017-18 25 NYR NHL 76 25 19 44 1 18 17 6 2 4 17 2 0 172 14.5 268 1319 17:21 562 550 50.5 36 40 52 63
2018-19 26 TOT NHL 71 19 36 55 -2 12 14 3 2 2 27 8 1 156 12.2 298 1298 18:17 483 498 49.2 15 58 61 60
2018-19 26 NYR NHL 51 14 28 42 1 10 9 3 2 1 19 8 1 119 11.8 233 992 19:27 373 395 48.6 12 51 48 53
2018-19 26 WPG NHL 20 5 8 13 -3 2 5 0 0 1 8 0 0 37 13.5 65 306 15:17 110 103 51.6 3 7 13 7
2019-20 27 PHI NHL 13 4 3 7 -4 6 2 1 1 1 3 0 0 38 10.5 58 239 18:23 67 79 45.9 0 17 6 6
5 yrs NYR NHL 361 87 129 216 31 98 67 14 6 13 99 23 7 678 12.8 1172 5679 15:44 1762 2145 45.1 134 246 221 264
1 yr WPG NHL 20 5 8 13 -3 2 5 0 0 1 8 0 0 37 13.5 65 306 15:17 110 103 51.6 3 7 13 7
1 yr PHI NHL 13 4 3 7 -4 6 2 1 1 1 3 0 0 38 10.5 58 239 18:23 67 79 45.9 0 17 6 6
Career 6 yrs NHL 394 96 140 236 24 106 74 15 7 15 110 23 7 753 12.7 1295 6224 15:48 1939 2327 45.5 137 270 240 277
Provided by Hockey-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 11/4/2019.

Here is a look at some of Kevin Hayes’ cards as he talks about Philadelphia’s win over the Blue Jackets with Russ Cohen. You can listen to the Off the Post podcast HERE.

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