Chicago Blackhawks Draftee Profile: Kevin Hayes

June 25th, 2010 by Michael Wagner Leave a reply »
Coming into the 2010 NHL entry draft the Chicago Blackhawks would have two picks in the first round, 24th overall and 30th overall.

The Blackhawks would end up trading the 30th overall pick to the New York Islanders for two second round picks, but with the 24th overall pick the Chicago Blackhawks would go off the board and select right wing Kevin Hayes out of Nobles and Greenough School.

Hayes, was not slated to make it into the first round but was thought to be more of a mid second round pick but this work out warrior got the 'Hawks to fall in love with his combination of size, skill and potential.

He stand 6'2" and is listed at 201 lbs. which Stan Bowman believes could turn into three more inches and 30 more pounds by the time he is read for the NHL, projecting as a power forward at the professional level.

When asked who he would compare his game with on the Blackhawks, he quickly said Jonathan Toews because he thinks of himself as a two-way player and takes pride in that.

Now I'm not sure that Hayes has all the tools offensive that Toews had when he was drafted back in 2006 but he is definitely a player that plays a t ...

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