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North American Skater
United States
John
Hayden
POSITION: Center
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
SHOOTS: Right
WEIGHT: 220
LAST CLUB TEAM: USA U-18, USHL
BIRTHDATE: February 14, 1995
MID RANK: 59
HOMETOWN: Greenwich, CT
FINAL RANK: 29
BORN IN: Chicago, IL, USA
• Although his start to the 2012-13 season was delayed due to injury, Hayden finished tied for second on the Under-18 U.S. National Team with four game-winning goals and posted 29 points (15-14--29) in 45 games. He was named MVP of Team East at the 2013 USHL Top Prospects Game.

• At the 2013 Under-18 World Championship, Hayden recorded two points (1-1--2) to help Team USA capture a silver medal. He also won silver with Team USA at the 2012 Under-17 World Hockey Challenge.

• Hayden, who will attend Yale University this fall, credits his brother Will, an all-state wrestler, for being a role model and inspiring his passion and work ethic. His sister, Catherine, is a Division I field hockey recruit.

• He began playing hockey at age five with the Denver Jr. Pioneers and idolized Joe Sakic.

FAVORITES

NHL team: New York Rangers
NHL players: Milan Lucic and Wayne Simmonds
Shootout move: “Backhand, forehand, roof”
Goal celebration: “Air stab”
Video game: NHL
Movie: The Town
TV show: Entourage
Actor: Gerard Butler
Music group: The Offspring
Website: NHL.com
Home-cooked meal: Filet and sweet potatoes