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Catching up with... Jimmy Hayes

by Chicago Blackhawks / Chicago Blackhawks

How have the Blackhawks been spending their offseason? recently sat down with your favorite players to see how their summer has gone so far and discuss some of their aspirations for the 2012-23 NHL campaign.

What did you do this summer? Did you stay home or go on vacation?
Earlier this summer I went on vacation with my eight college roommates, we all went down to Florida. I’ve been hanging out at home ever since, just working out and getting ready for the season.

Did you keep up touch with or hang out with any teammates?
I keep in touch with Shaw, Leddy, Kane and Sharp. I just saw Sharpie at a Red Sox game.

Have you been working on any particular skills or parts of your game?
All summer I’ve been working on conditioning, getting in shape and working on my skills—stickhandling and shooting the puck, working on a quick release.

What’s your personal goal for next season?
My personal goal is to make the team and help the team win.

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