With NBC Sports showing old hockey games, the entire country had the chance to watch Game 6 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals. Here are five players you forgot played for the 2013 Chicago Blackhawks.
The requirements to be on the Stanley Cup is to have played half of the season with the team (41 games) or play at least one game of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Hayes didn’t do either of those, so his name isn’t engraved on the trophy.
At 23 years old, Hayes played in 10 games, where he scored one goal and had three assists in a Blackhawks’ uniform. He didn’t truly have a role with the Blackhawks, which is why he was shipped out to Florida the following season.
Before leaving for Florida, Hayes played in 43 games over three seasons where he’d total 13 points. In Florida, he’d have better luck. Hayes played in 125 games where he scored 30 goals and had 23 assists for a total of 53 points.
He’s had a very up and down career, where he’s seen ice time in 334 NHL games. The last two season’s he’s been in the AHL. For his sake, hopefully, his career will end up finishing in the NHL.