• Hayes was a member of Team USA at the 2009 Ivan Hlinka Tournament and in the fall of 2009 he played on the Cape Cod Whalers Under-18 Midget team helping lead them to a 23-7-4 record before suiting up for Nobles for the winter.
• His brother, Jimmy, was selected 60th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2008. He is also the second cousin of former NHLers Tom Fitzgerald and Keith Tkachuk.
• Although just a junior at Nobles this year, Hayes will transfer to West Roxbury High, taking summer classes to accelerating his education in order to join his older brother at Boston College in the fall of 2010.
• He played with fellow draft prospects Charlie Coyle (No. 24 ranked) and Bill Arnold (No. 36 ranked) for three years (Bantam to Midget) on the South Shore Dynamos before attending Nobles.
I challenged him to a goalie fight when we chatted before the game, but he didn't want to go. It was strange to see him at the other end of the ice, but I'm sure he felt the same way looking down at our end.
— Vancouver goalie Eddie Lack joking about facing his former teammate Roberto Luongo after the Canucks' win against the Panthers