Kevin Hayes Named Hobey Baker Finalist

On Thursday morning, Boston College forward Kevin Hayes was named one of 10 finalists for the 2014 Hobey Baker Award. Hayes, the Hawks first round pick in the 2010 NHL Draft,  posted 24 goals and 32 assists in 37 games for BC this season.

Fans can vote for Hayes here: http://www.hobeybaker.com/awards/the-hobey-baker-memorial-award/vote 

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7 Responses to Kevin Hayes Named Hobey Baker Finalist

  1. Tim G says:

    Going to be impossible to win with Wilcox having such a dominant year for minnesota… (and a teammate in the mix too in Gaudreau)… but it is nice to see him get recognized as a finalist!

  2. Sr. Brad says:

    I agree Tim, but Kevin had a heck of a year and now he’s off to the pro game…I think if he gets 5 or 6 games this year and then a full season next year, we should have a good hockey player in Chi-town for 2016…

    Congrats Kevin!

  3. JS says:

    I hope he is as good on the Hawks as Drew LeBlanc!

  4. Sr. Brad says:

    Yikes JS…I have to admit I was shocked at how poorly LeBlanc played in Rockford this season…I have watched over 4o games this year, and he just hasn’t brought it at all…

  5. Tab Bamford says:

    Watching LeBlanc skate for a half dozen shifts was enough for me to move on. Made Pirri look like Stalberg.

  6. Steve says:

    Yah, JS, Tab is correct. Except for the part about needing 1/2 dozen shifts. More like 2 or 3 to know he was a hack. Of more concern Tab, Tracey Myers had mentioned on her Twitter that the Hawks won’t be signing Hayes. You hearing anything on that? I’ve questioned others and not received an answer.

  7. Tab Bamford says:

    re: Steve – Myers’ tweet is the first I’ve heard that the Blackhawks won’t be signing Hayes. Hayes told ESPN Chicago in January: “Pretty sure I’ll be signing once the season’s over. We’ll take it from there.” – http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/blackhawks/post/_/id/4679317/qa-with-hawks-prospect-kevin-hayes

    Given how aware the organization is of its public perception, I would find it odd that they would feature him on the team’s website on March 14 – http://blackhawks.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=709330 – if they weren’t going to make a serious run at signing him. Furthermore, if they weren’t going to sign him, one has to think his rights would have been an asset that had value at the trade deadline.

    However it works out, he’s had a nice senior year and is a big kid that’s intriguing to project to the AHL or NHL level.

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