How Much Was NHL Player Jimmy Hayes Worth At The Time Of His Death?

Tributes are pouring in for former NHL Player Jimmy Hayes. The 31-year-old Boston native was found dead in his home in the Boston suburbs on August 23, per ESPN. The outlet reported that medics were called and that Hayes was pronounced dead at the scene. Hayes played seven seasons in the NHL; his last season was in 2019 for the Boston Bruins.

Hayes was traded to his home team, the Boston Bruins, in 2015. The team paid tribute to Hayes, tweeting, "The Boston Bruins are heartbroken by the passing of Dorchester native and former Bruin Jimmy Hayes. Our thoughts are with his wife Kristen, his sons Beau and Mac, and the entire Hayes family during this very difficult time." According to Us Weekly, the former NHL player and his wife, Kristen Hayes, got married in 2019. The young couple shared two sons: Beau and Mac, who were 2 years old and just three months old when their father died. Kristen posted a photo of Beau holding hands with her and her husband on Instagram to celebrate Beau's birthday this year. 

Sports stars are known to make a hefty penny, so many may wonder how much Jimmy Hayes worth at the time of his death. Keep reading to find out. 

Jimmy Hayes was worth millions

Jimmy Hayes played hockey for Boston College, and he was part of the 2010 NCAA championship team, per ESPN. The outlet reported that Hayes began his professional ice hockey career in 2011, playing for the Chicago Blackhawks. After Hayes' death, the Chicago team put out a statement, saying, "His warm personality made an immediate impact in the locker room and with our fans."

According to Biography Daily, Hayes played for four teams during his seven seasons in the NHL: Chicago Blackhawks, Florida Panthers, Boston Bruins, and the New Jersey Devils. With such a strong career behind him, he was worth between $5 million and $6 million at the time of his death, as reported by the outlet.

In August 2020, Hayes started co-hosting a podcast, "Missin Curfew," with two fellow former NHL players Shane O'Brien and Scottie Upshall. The "Missin Curfew" podcast tweeted a message of support following the news of his death. "Goodbye Jimmy, we will love you forever," it wrote. "Our thoughts, prayers, and love go out to the Hayes family, his wife Kristen, and his two beautiful boys, Beau and Mac. We are heartbroken and absolutely devastated today. We appreciate all the kind words."