Former NHL Star Jimmy Hayes Dies Instantly at Age 31

Former NHL Star Jimmy Hayes Dies Instantly at Age 31

NHL Veteran Jimmy Hayes Dies Suddenly at Age 31
Jimmy Hayes.
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Former NHL star Jimmy Hayes has died, the Related Press reported on Monday, August 23.

The Boston School alum, 31, was present in his house within the Boston suburbs on Monday. A legislation enforcement official stated medics have been known as to the scene, the place he was pronounced useless. No additional particulars have been launched.

The Boston native started his skilled ice hockey profession in 2011 with the Chicago Blackhawks after serving to the Boston School Eagles win the 2010 NCAA championship. “His heat persona made a direct influence within the locker room and with our followers,” the Blackhawks stated in a press release following his dying. “We’re happy with the reminiscences he made in Chicago.”

In 2015, Hayes was traded to his house workforce, the Boston Bruins. “The Boston Bruins are heartbroken by the passing of Dorchester native and former Bruin Jimmy Hayes,” the workforce tweeted on Monday. “Our ideas are together with his spouse Kristen, his sons Beau and Mac, and the whole Hayes household throughout this very troublesome time.”

Patrice Bergeron, the present captain of the Bruins, additionally expressed his condolences in a press release. “I’m devastated to study of the passing of my good friend Jimmy Hayes,” the Canada native, 36, stated. “It was a pleasure attending to know Jimmy, and he was such a pleasure to be round each on and off the ice. I’ll all the time keep in mind his massive smile — he was so constructive and vigorous. I’m going to actually miss that. We’ve misplaced an awesome particular person.”

Hayes, who final performed professionally in 2019, additionally did stints with the Florida Panthers and the New Jersey Devils. Starting in August 2020, he cohosted the podcast “Missin Curfew” with fellow NHL gamers Shane O’Brien and Scottie Upshall.

“We misplaced our brother at the moment,” the “Missin Curfew” official Twitter account wrote in a press release on Monday. “Goodbye Jimmy, we are going to love you perpetually. Our ideas, prayers and love exit to the Hayes household, his spouse Kristen and his two lovely boys, Beau and Mac. We’re heartbroken and completely devastated at the moment. We recognize all the type phrases.”

Hayes’ brother, Kevin Hayes, can be an ice hockey participant. The 29-year-old is at the moment the alternate captain for the Philadelphia Flyers.

Jimmy and his spouse, Kristen Hayes, tied the knot in 2019 in a ceremony held in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The couple share sons Beau, 2, and Mac, 3 months.

The pair simply celebrated Beau’s 2nd birthday on Saturday, August 21. Kristen commemorated the event with an Instagram submit, sharing a photograph of herself and Jimmy holding arms with their little boy.

“Your smile, chortle and coronary heart are certainly one of a form,” she wrote. “The sweetest soul and greatest massive brother. You gentle up each room you stroll into. The enjoyment you may have introduced into our lives is indescribable.”

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