Jimmy Hayes, a student of Boston College and a winner of the national hockey championship, has died at the age of 31, as per the reports from multiple media platforms.
The cause of the death is still unknown. However, the Boston Globe confirmed that he died on Monday morning and was pronounced dead at his residence in Milton, Massachusetts.
Hayes was a former NHL player and has played seven seasons. Moreover, he won the NCAA hockey championship in his college career in 2010. When the school got the news of his death, they stormed social media with their condolences for the deceased and his family.
BC hockey expressed on Twitter.
In 2010 Hayes outperformed Boston College with his 13 goals and 22 assists and got them the second national title. He also played 42 games as a second-year college student.
In the same year, he made his debut in the NHL with the Chicago Blackhawks. Indeed, the Blackhawk team is proud to have worked with Hayes as they say,
In total, Hayes played 334 NHL games and made a record of 55 assists and 54 goals. Apart from that, he performed with the Florida Panthers, New Jersey Devils, and Boston Bruins. The captain of the Boston Bruins team Patrice Bergeron stated about Hayes that he was truly “a joy to be around both on and off the ice”.
The New Jersey team wrote as they mourned,
Concerning Hayes’s death, the Devils postponed their games promotions and stopped social media posting for that day.
Professionally, the last game that Hayes played was in 2019. Also, he had been on a Podcast show called Missing Curfew as a co-host.
Hayes, who was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, is survived by his wife and two children.