2004-05: Hayes played for the Syracuse Stars and put together a very strong season.In 34 games, Hayes recorded 45 points (27 goals, 18 assists).
2005-06: Hayes spent time playing for both the U-17 and U-18 teams.In 51 games for the U-17 team, Hayes was dominant, recording 50 points (31 goals, 19 assists) and 90 PIM.He was a member of the silver medal winning USA squad at the 2006 World U-17 Hockey Challenge where he totaled six points (four goals, two assists) in seven games.Hayes played in 12 games for the U-18 team.During these 12 games, Hayes left a lasting impression, recording four goals and two assists, along with eight PIM.He was also a member of the gold medal winning USA team at the 2006 IIHF World U-18 Championship.
: 0in 0in 0pt”>2006-07: Hayes aimed to build on his impressive 2005-06 season, spending the entire season with the U-18 squad.In 48 games Hayes recorded 47 points (19 goals, 28 assists) and 84 PIM.Seven of his goals came on the power play, and two of his goals were game-winners.He was fourth on the NTDP in goals, third in assists, third in points, first in PIM, and second in power play goals.In 23 games against NCAA opponents, Hayes recorded 16 points (eight goals, eight assists) and 36 PIM.Two of his eight goals came on the man advantage.Heading into the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, Hayes is ranked 173 overall.
Hayes is only 5’9, 175 lbs which puts him at a natural disadvantage.Furthermore, he lacks a quality that most small hockey players possess, game-breaking speed.Despite this, Hayes has a nose for the net. He has a great shot, and is a pure goal scorer.