Hockey world shocked with passing of former NHL player Jimmy Hayes at 31

Jimmy Hayes passes at 31.

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Dec 2, 2017; Glendale, AZ, USA; New Jersey Devils right wing Jimmy Hayes (10) against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Former NHL player Jimmy Hayes has died, multiple media outlets reported on Monday. He was 31.

The Boston Globe reported Hayes was pronounced dead on Monday morning at his home in Milton, Mass., but a cause of death was not immediately available.

Jimmy Hayes passes away at 31

Hayes won an NCAA hockey championship at Boston College in 2010. The school took to social media to express its sympathy after learning of his passing.

“Boston College Hockey is heartbroken over the passing of Jimmy Hayes. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Hayes family,” BC Hockey posted on Twitter.

Hayes recorded 109 points (54 goals, 55 assists) in 334 career games with the Chicago Blackhawks, Florida Panthers, Boston Bruins and New Jersey Devils. He was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the second round of the 2008 NHL Draft.

Hayes last played professionally with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League in 2018-19.

Hayes’ younger brother, Kevin, plays for the Philadelphia Flyers.

–Field Level Media