Hayes’ death was announced by Boston College on Monday.
“Boston College Hockey is heartbroken over the passing of Jimmy Hayes. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Hayes family,” het die skool gesê.
The details surrounding his death were not clear. Volgens die Boston Globe, Hayes’ wife Kristen posted photos of her and her family at an arcade celebrating the birth of one of their sons. Hayes reportedly appeared to be OK in the photos.
Authorities were called to Hayes’ Massachusetts home, waar hy dood verklaar is, het die koerant berig.
Hayes was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the second round of the 2008 NHL Draft out of Boston College where he had won an NCAA Title. He made his debut with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2011 en gespeel 31 games for them.
Hy het geslaag 54 goals and had 55 assists in 334 speletjies.
Hayes is also the older brother of Philadelphia Flyers star Kevin Hayes.