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Eriah Joseph Hayes (born July 7, 1988) is an American former professional ice hockey player. He played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the San Jose Sharks.

Eriah Hayes
Born (1988-07-07) July 7, 1988 (age 31)
La Crescent, Minnesota, U.S.
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 209 lb (95 kg; 14 st 13 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for San Jose Sharks
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2013–2017

Playing careerEdit

He played junior hockey with the Waterloo Blackhawks. Hayes attended Minnesota State University, Mankato where he played four seasons (2009–2013) of NCAA Division I hockey with the Minnesota State Mavericks, registering 52 goals, 44 assists, 96 points, and 245 penalty minutes in 153 games.

On April 5, 2013, the San Jose Sharks signed Hayes as a free agent to an NHL entry-level contract.[1] On January 3, 2014, after playing 36 AHL games, Hayes was recalled from the Worcester Sharks to join San Jose; however, a winter storm prevented him from joining the NHL team in time for the January 4, 2014 match against the Colorado Avalanche,[2] but he was on the ice with San Jose on January 6, 2014 to make his NHL debut in a 3–2 shootout win over the home team Chicago Blackhawks.[3] On January 30 against the Calgary Flames, Hayes scored his first NHL goal against Karri Ramo.[4]

On October 11, 2014, Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson announced that Hayes has been reassigned to Worcester.[5]

On August 13, 2015, Hayes signed as a free agent a one-year contract with the Chicago Wolves of the AHL.[6]

On October 3, 2017, he announced on his Twitter account that he retired from hockey.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Topeka Roadrunners NAHL 53 30 26 56 61 12 5 5 10 6
2008–09 Waterloo Black Hawks USHL 59 27 18 45 81 3 1 0 1 4
2009–10 Minnesota State U. (Mankato) WCHA 38 8 6 14 59
2010–11 Minnesota State U. (Mankato) WCHA 38 11 11 22 52
2011–12 Minnesota State U. (Mankato) WCHA 36 13 11 24 83
2012–13 Minnesota State U. (Mankato) WCHA 41 20 16 36 51
2012–13 Worcester Sharks AHL 7 3 1 4 4
2013–14 Worcester Sharks AHL 59 12 9 21 43
2013–14 San Jose Sharks NHL 15 1 0 1 2
2014–15 Worcester Sharks AHL 59 8 17 25 40 4 1 2 3 0
2014–15 San Jose Sharks NHL 4 0 0 0 2
2015–16 Chicago Wolves AHL 39 6 5 11 43
NHL totals 19 1 0 1 4

Awards and honorsEdit

Award Year
All-WCHA Third Team 2012–13

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sharks Sign Forward Eriah Hayes". San Jose Sharks. April 5, 2013. Retrieved April 5, 2013.
  2. ^ "La Crescent's Hayes gets call to NHL". LaCrosse Tribune. January 4, 2014. Retrieved January 4, 2014.
  3. ^ "Hayes shoots twice in NHL debut with Sharks". Winona Daily News. January 6, 2014. Retrieved January 6, 2014.
  4. ^ "Flames shut down slumping Sharks". National Hockey League. January 30, 2014. Retrieved January 30, 2014.
  5. ^ "Sharks reassign F Hayes to Worcester". csnbayarea.com. October 11, 2014. Archived from the original on October 14, 2014. Retrieved October 11, 2014.
  6. ^ "Wolves sign Eriah Hayes". Chicago Wolves. August 13, 2015. Archived from the original on August 16, 2015. Retrieved 2015-08-13.

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