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Two of the late forward’s former teams honored him before Friday night’s game. 

Tragically, the hockey world lost Jimmy Hayes this summer.

Hayes, originally the 60th overall pick in the 2008 NHL Draft, made his NHL debut with the Chicago Blackhawks and played parts of three seasons with Chicago.

His final NHL season was with the Devils in 2017-18.

With his family in attendance, the two teams paid tribute with jerseys bearing two of his nicknames before Friday night’s game.


Tab has written about MLB, the NHL and the NFL for more than a decade for publications including The Fourth Period, Bleacher Report and La Vida Baseball. He is the author of two books about the Chicago Blackhawks and has been credentialed for the MLB All-Star Game and postseason and multiple Stanley Cup Finals. He is the co-host of the Line Drive Radio podcast.