Every ice hockey fan around the world was shocked when they heard about Jimmy Hayes unexpected demise. Jimmy Hayes was a star player in the National Hockey League (NHL). He played for the Scranton Penguins. Throughout his career, Hayes has been an excellent player. He was loved by everyone due to his interactions within the rink and even outside it with his fans. It had only been a month since Hayes started playing for the Penguins. In this article, we would talk about Jimmy Hayes net worth and how much is the star worth after his demise. We would also look into his personal life and life before NHL.
Jimmy’s first debut in NHL was with the Chicago Blackhawks during the 2011-12 season. By the end of 2013, he was traded to Florida Panthers. A year later in 2015, the Panthers traded him to Boston Bruins. In 2017, Hayes signed a deal with New Jersey Devils and played for the team. After the contract with New Jersey Devils was up, he signed a deal with Pittsburg Penguins in 2018. In the same year, Jimmy was reassigned to their AHL affiliate, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Within 8 years, he played 334 matches in the NHL and scored 54 goals and 55 assists.
Jimmy Hayes Childhood and Life Before NHL
Jimmy Hayes (birth name James Ryan Hayes), was born on November 29, 1989 in Massachusetts. He was a professional American ice hockey right winger. During his teen years, Jimmy participated in the Four Nations tournaments U-17 in 2005 which was hosted in Russia. He was later selected in 2006 to participate in Ivan Hlinka Memorial tournament as a member of the United States National Under-17 ice hockey team. In 2006–07, Jimmy played for the USA Hockey National Team Development Program (NTDP) under-18 team. He went on to finish in second place at the IIHF World Under-18 Championships as a member of Team USA in 2007 earning silver medal for the team USA.
The 2007–08 season was Jimmy’s second season with the NTDP. By playing 18 games with the U18 team, he gained seven points, and by playing 19 games with the U.S. National Team, he gained ten points. In February 2008, Jimmy had his United States Hockey League (USHL) rights traded to the Lincoln Stars. He was then released from the NTDP and joined the Stars. He played with Lincoln for 21 games. While with the Stars, Jimmy scored four goals and 11 assists. In the Fall of 2008, Jimmy signed a letter in hopes of attending Boston College of the NCAA’s Hockey East conference. He was then selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the second round, 60th overall, of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
Jimmy Hayes Net Worth, How Much Is The Star Worth After His Death?
Jimmy Hayes net worth is estimated to be around 5-8 million dollars. The NHL star passed away a few days back on 23 August, 2021. Jimmy was married to Kristen Hayes. The couple has 2 kids, 2-year-old Beau and 3-month-old Mac. The couple first met through a mutual friend and dated for a couple of years before becoming engaged. They exchanged wedding vows and got married in July 2018. Ever since then, they were a happy couple. Jimmy loved his children as much as he loved his wife Kristen.
Upon his death, Kristen took to instagram to break the news to Jimmy’s fans and followers. She posted a few photos on her Instagram account ‘raising_hayes’ and wrote “On Wednesday we took family photos. Little did I know they would be our last photos of a family of four. I have no words. I’m heartbroken. We miss you. We love you. You should be here.” She has been posting pictures of Jimmy with her and the kids and expressing her grief. Two days back she posted a picture of Jimmy holding their 2 kids on her story along with a message, “My angel I love you so much. I miss you. I don’t know how I’m going to do life without you. You should be here. This isn’t fair”. Just on Sunday this week, they celebrated Beau’s second birthday.
Jimmy Hayes Family And What’s Next For Them?
As far as we know, Jimmy Hayes was a good father, husband, son, brother and a team player. The world will surely miss him. The death was sudden and shocking. Initially reports suggests no foul-play of any sorts. They are still waiting for the final autopsy report and find out just how did a completely fit and young man like him died. We don’t as to what is next for Kristen and the kids. All that we can do is pray for them and Jimmy. Rest In Peace.