The Boston Bruins agreed on a three-year deal with forward Jimmy Hayes, whom the team acquired in a recent trade with the Florida Panthers. The team made the official announcement Monday, with ESPN reporting that Hayes’ deal is valued at about $2.3 million per season.
Hayes, who had 19 goals and 16 assists in 72 regular season games in the 2014-15 season, was traded to the Bruins in exchange for Reilly Smith and Marc Savard. Hayes was a restricted free agent.
The 25-year-old Hayes has been in the league the past five seasons, suiting up for the Chicago Blackhawks prior to joining the Panthers. Hayes was originally drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the second round, the No. 60 overall selection in the 2008 NHL Draft. The 6-foot-6 right winger has also played for the U.S. national team in various international competitions since 2007.
Meanwhile, Boston also has agreed to terms with forwards Brett Connolly ($1.025 million for one year) and Brandon DeFazio ($575,000 for one year).