North American Skater - Sault Ste. Marie, OHL
Final Rank:9Midterm Rank:6
Height:6' 1"Weight:190
Born:June 9, 2000Hometown:Peterborough, Ont.
Born in:Peterborough, ON, CAN
Drafted: 2018: ARI (1st Round / 5th Overall) 

• Hayton collected 21-39—60 in 2017-18 (63 GP) to help the Greyhounds set single-season franchise records for wins and points en route to capturing the OHL’s best regular-season record. He added 8-13—21 in 24 postseason contests before Sault Ste. Marie was eliminated in the OHL Final by the Hamilton Bulldogs in six games.

• He was awarded the Bobby Smith Trophy in 2017-18 as the OHL Scholastic Player of the Year, becoming the third player in franchise history to receive the honor (since 1979-80) joining goaltender Jake McCracken (1996-97) and defenseman Darnell Nurse (2012-13).

• Hayton was a member of Canada’s gold medal-winning entry at the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial (3-3—6 in 5 GP) where he shared the team lead with three goals.

• Models his style of play after Blackhawks forward Jonathan Toews.


2018-2019SAULT STE. MARIEOHL3926406642
2018-2019CANADA (2019 WJC Championships)NATOUR50440
2017-2018SAULT STE. MARIEOHL6321396032
2017-2018CAN U18 (Ivan Hlinka Memorial 2017)ITLTOUR53362
2016-2017SAULT STE. MARIEOHL639182736