Scooped by Kid Hayes, Young Star Signs With Rangers
Kevin Hayes, the aforementioned 6’3” 205 lb. Right Winger from Boston College, scooped us all when he signed before his proposed date of next Monday. And shocked most of the NHL by signing with the New York Rangers.
Ranger GM Glen Sather made the announcement earlier today that the UFA was now part of the Ranger family. One source said the deal was for two years, but that was not confirmed by Sather or Hayes. What else was not confirmed, was how much the deal is worth. On these parts, we will just have to wait until the contract is made public.
Kevin was a finalist for the prestigious Hobey Baker Award, named after the Princeton University Hockey great who played for the Tigers before WWI; and presented to the Best College Hockey Player in the land. His Eagle teammate, Johnny Gaudreau, was the winner for 2013-14.
Kevin also played in an astounding 142 career games for BC over a 4 year span. He was part of two teams that won the Hockey East Championship, as well as winning the National Title in 2011-12. (Chris Kreider was his line mate on that BC team). And in those 142 games he scored 44 Goals, dished out 88 Assists for a total of 132 points; which places him number 28 on the all-time Assist list and number 42 on the all-time point list.
Even though he did not win the Hobey Baker, he was named to the NCAA East First All American Team and to the Hockey East’s First All-Star Team. His 65 points was good for second in the Country, right behind team mate Johnny Hockey and right in front of another Ranger, Ryan Haggerty from RPI.
Hayes has also represented America as a part of Team USA on numerous occasions. The most recent, in Minsk, Belarus during the IHF World Championship. There he scored two points (one goal, one assist in eight games against the world’s best young players.
He hails from Dorchester, Massachusetts and he posted today on twitter that:
“New York will be a great Opportunity for me”.
On behalf of Double G Sports, Ranger fans and myself: welcome to the Broadway Blueshirts Kevin, good luck and Let’s Go Rangers!!!
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