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Jimmy Hayes
North American Skater
USA U-18, USDP
Final Rank:  63 Midterm Rank:  65
Position:  Right Wing Shoots:  Right
Height:  6' 4" Weight:  210
Born:  November 21, 1989    
Birthplace:  Bosoton, MA, USA
Drafted:  TOR (2nd Round / 60th Overall) - Player Page
  • Is the second cousin of St. Louis Blues’ left wing Keith Tkachuk and former NHLer Tom Fitzgerald (1988-2006).
  • Will attend Boston College in the fall of 2008.
  • Started skating at the age of two with his grandfather and his neighbor. He got his start in organized hockey at the age of five with the Charlestown Townies.
  • Played his minor hockey with the St. Moritz Devils for three years, the South Shore Kings for three years before playing for the South Shore Dynamos and the Cape-Cod Whalers.
  • Patterns his game after his favorite player, Anaheim’s Ryan Getzlaf – “because I try to be a skilled power forward and use my size and strength to my advantage."
  • Credits his parents for having had the most influence on his career – “they have sacrificed a lot of money and time to help me where I am today."
  • His most memorable hockey moment was winning a silver medal at the 2007 IIHF Under-18 World Championship with Team USA.
  • The one thing he couldn’t live without is his iPhone and if he could be in any one movie he would choose 300.
  • If he could invite any three people to dinner he would choose: Sidney Crosby, Tiger Woods and Lance Armstrong – “they are the three best athletes in the world”.

 

FAVORITES

 

NHL Team: Boston Bruins

NHL Player: Anaheim’s Ryan Getzlaf

Shootout move: “Fake shot to the forehand”

Goal celebration: “One knee fist pump”

Practice Drill: 2 on 1’s

Video Game: NHL 08 and Call of Duty 4

Movie: 300 and Shooter

TV Show: Deal or No Deal

Actor: Mark Wahlberg

Group: Fabolous

Website: facebook.com

Book: The Great Gatsby

Pump-up song: “Let’s Go” by Trick Daddy

Food to cook: Egg Sandwich

Sport (other than hockey): Baseball

Activity away from the rink: Roller hockey and Xbox

Toy growing up: Mini-sticks

Place to shop: Foot Action
Place to visit: Orlando, Florida


 Statistics
Season
Team
League
GP
G
A
P
PIM
2007-2008
USA U-17
USHL
14
2
7
9
6