The Boston Bruins and Florida Panthers have announced that the teams will honor and remember the late Jimmy Hayes with moment of silence when the two teams meet at TD Garden on Oct. 30.
In addition to the moment of silence, each team will also wear special jerseys during warm-ups that read ‘HAYESY’ and ‘BROADWAY’, two nicknames that Hayes was called by his teammates, friends and families.
Both sets of jerseys will be available for auction via the Boston Bruins and Florida Panthers’ Foundations with the funds benefitting a charity to be determined by the Hayes family, Bruins and Panthers, with fans able to bid on the jerseys at www.BruinsAuctions.org and www.FlaPanthers.givesmart.com.
A Dorchester, Mass. native, Hayes appeared in 334 NHL games between the Blackhawks, Panthers, Bruins, and Devils, but was known primarily for his runs with the Panthers and Bruins. In Sunrise for two seasons, Hayes scored a career-high 19 goals and 35 points with Florida in 2014-15, and was traded to Boston in the offseason. The 6-foot-5 wing would then spend 133 games with the B’s, which was the longest tenure of his career with any one organization.
Tragically, Hayes died at his Milton home on Aug. 23 earlier this year, and his family later confirmed that the former Boston College standout died with cocaine and fentanyl in his system.
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