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Gavin
Hayes

Gavin Hayes is an energy player who plays the game with a lot of pace and has a nose for the prime scoring areas in the offensive zone. He plays a north-south style of game and uses his speed and size to make himself available for scoring opportunities in the slot. His combination of high-motor…

Date of Birth
May 14, 2004
Position
Right Wing
Height
6'2"
Draft Year
2022
Place of Birth
Westland, MI  
Shoots
Right
Weight
177 lbs
Draft Result
3/66 (CHI)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Jun 15/22 Hayes Gavin 23973 – Flint vs. Sault Ste. Marie OHL by Joseph Aleong View Report
Apr 12/22 Hayes Gavin 23730 – Flint vs. London OHL by Olivia McArter View Report
Feb 10/22 Hayes Gavin 23411 – Flint vs. Kitchener OHL by Brandon Holmes View Report
Feb 9/22 Hayes Gavin 23403 – Flint vs. Kitchener OHL by Olivia McArter View Report
Aug 4/21 Hayes Gavin 22337 – Sweden vs. Team USA HLINKA by Austin Broad View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2021-2022 Flint Firebirds ohl 65 19 30 49 0.75 8 18
July 9, 2022
Each team’s haul at the 2022 NHL Draft
July 8, 2022
FCHockey’s 2022 NHL Draft Tracker
June 27, 2022
FCHockey releases Final ranking for the 2022 NHL Draft
April 5, 2022
FCHockey releases Spring Ranking for the 2022 NHL Draft
February 21, 2022
NHL Draft Notebook: Slafkovsky, Mateychuk, Hayes & More
February 1, 2022
FCHockey releases Midterm ranking for 2022 NHL Draft
December 2, 2021
FCHockey releases Winter ranking for 2022 NHL Draft
October 1, 2021
FCHockey releases preliminary ranking for 2022 draft

Gavin Hayes is an energy player who plays the game with a lot of pace and has a nose for the prime scoring areas in the offensive zone. He plays a north-south style of game and uses his speed and size to make himself available for scoring opportunities in the slot. His combination of high-motor and mobility allows him to excel when working away from the puck. He has high top-end speed and with his aggressiveness he is keen at separating his opponents from the puck and because of his work ethic is great at retrieving the loose pucks he creates. His puck skills are good, not great, but his game doesn’t rely on him driving play. He’s a complimentary player who will get himself open for teammates and finish off plays when he gets the puck in the offensive zone. He will want to work on his play in the defensive zone. He has good positional discipline, but doesn’t support the play as much as he should. He’s almost too cautious of his assignment and doesn’t want to do anything that may allow him to lose his positioning. The other knock against him will be his lack of play-driving potential, but some players aren’t meant to be drivers on their line, and he appears to be aware that he’s one of them. He won’t carry a line by himself, or necessarily elevate his linemates to another level, but what he will do is play with tenacity and a high pace on each and every shift, and that element can be contageous for teammates. He is the perfect energy player – likely a bottom-six winger at the next level – who plays in multiple situations at different times of the game. He has the skillset that will endear him to his coach and teammates and although Hayes won’t ever be dynamic, he will carve out a quality pro career.


– FCHockey’s 2022 NHL Draft Guide