Kevin Hayes is drawing some attention from a few different teams. The Blackhawks are interested in adding him to their roster as a top center, and he could easily fit into the Hawks’ lineup.
The centerman for the Winnipeg Jets is going to be a free agent coming up this offseason, and with the type of player he is, he’s definitely being looked at.
Hayes has a history with the Hawks, though he never played with them. He was drafted by the Blackhawks in 2010 before going to the New York Rangers in 2014. He never played a game with the Hawks, instead of playing his entire college career for Boston College. When the free agency came, he chose New York.
From the Rangers, Hayes was traded to the Jets, which is where he is now. But there’s a lot of hype around him after his impressive performance at Worlds.
Hayes is a good two-way player, which is something the Hawks really need right now. Hayes could help fix the holes in the Hawks defense while also providing solid offensive production.
He’s a solid 2nd line center that can really produce consistently as well as stay strong in his own end. He’s exactly the type of player the Hawks are looking to add to their roster this offseason.
He has 229 points in 381 NHL games played. In the 2018-19 season, he had 19 goals, 36 assists, and 55 points in 71 games.
The other teams looking into Hayes at the moment are the Philadelphia Flyers and the Colorado Avalanche. It’s projected that Hayes will sign for 6-7.5 million, and the Hawks have the cap space to sign him.
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