Kevin Hayes Chooses New York
Prized free agent prospect Kevin Hayes has decided to sign with the New York Rangers today.
Congrats to my little brother @KevinPHayes12 on signing with the @NYRangers today #nhl #proudbigbrother
— Jimmy Hayes (@Jimmy10Hayes) August 20, 2014
Reports were trickling in all morning and the Rangers have yet to confirm the signing, however thanks to social media Kevin’s brother Jimmy did just that.
UPDATE: NY RANGERS CONFIRM (TERMS NOT YET DISCLOSED)
OFFICIAL: #NYR have agreed to terms with free agent forward @KevinPHayes12. Full Release: https://t.co/vsF5URl3bl pic.twitter.com/EEx8KDzTo5
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) August 20, 2014
As to why he signed with the Rangers, speculation has it that he wanted to be closer to home. The Boston Bruins who were also in the running but are dealing with cap issues and NY seemed liked the right fit.
Now can Kevin Hayes crack this RW heavy lineup? That remains to be seen but he will be given every opportunity. As for John Moore, consensus is they will still work something out, but you can expect the Rangers to make a minor move before the season starts.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed and we will follow up as soon as they do. FTHN has been covering this story extensively and you can read older stories below.
For now, here are some highlights with Chris Kreider showing why he was so coveted.
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