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John Hayden
North American Skater
USA U-18, USHL
Final Rank:  29 Midterm Rank:  59
Position:  Center Shoots:  Right
Height:  6' 2" Weight:  220
Born:  February 14, 1995 Hometown:  Greenwich, CT
Birthplace:  Chicago, IL, USA
• Although his start to the 2012-13 season was delayed due to injury, Hayden finished tied for second on the Under-18 U.S. National Team with four game-winning goals and posted 29 points (15-14--29) in 45 games. He was named MVP of Team East at the 2013 USHL Top Prospects Game.

• At the 2013 Under-18 World Championship, Hayden recorded two points (1-1--2) to help Team USA capture a silver medal. He also won silver with Team USA at the 2012 Under-17 World Hockey Challenge.

• Hayden, who will attend Yale University this fall, credits his brother Will, an all-state wrestler, for being a role model and inspiring his passion and work ethic. His sister, Catherine, is a Division I field hockey recruit.

• He began playing hockey at age five with the Denver Jr. Pioneers and idolized Joe Sakic.

FAVORITES

NHL team: New York Rangers
NHL players: Milan Lucic and Wayne Simmonds
Shootout move: “Backhand, forehand, roof”
Goal celebration: “Air stab”
Video game: NHL
Movie: The Town
TV show: Entourage
Actor: Gerard Butler
Music group: The Offspring
Website: NHL.com
Home-cooked meal: Filet and sweet potatoes

 Statistics
Season
Team
League
GP
G
A
P
PIM
2011-2012
USA U-17
USHL
55
11
15
26
65
2012-2013
USA U-18
USHL
45
15
14
29
74