March 30, 2011
Boston College junior forward Jimmy Hayes will forgo his senior season at Boston College to pursue a professional career with the Chicago Blackhawks organization.
"We wish Jimmy the best of luck as he begins his professional career with the Blackhawks organization," BC head coach Jerry York said. "Jimmy represented himself very well during his three years at Boston College and he will be missed."
The 6-foot-5, 220-poind Hayes played in all 39 games this winter. He tallied 33 points, including a career-high 21 goals. He ranked second - behind Cam Atkinson, a Hobey Hat Trick finalist - in goals.
Hayes played in 117 career games and totaled 81 points - 42 goals and 39 assists.
He was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the second round (60th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft and was traded to the Blackhawks in July 2010.
BC finished the 2010-11 season with a 30-8-1 record, including a 20-6-1 mark in Hockey East play. The Eagles captured the Beanpot title, the Hockey East regular-season title and the league tournament championship