BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, June 30, that the team has placed forward Jimmy Hayes on waivers for the purpose of a buyout. Hayes, who would have carried a $2.3 million salary cap hit in the final year of his contract in 2017-18, will now count $566,667 against the cap in 2017-18 and $866,667 against the cap in 2018-19.
Hayes skated in 58 games with Boston in 2016-17, registering two goals and three assists for five points with 29 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-5, 215-pound forward played in a career-high 75 games in his first season in Boston in 2015-16, recording 13 goals and 16 assists for 29 points with 60 penalty minutes.
Over his six-year NHL career, the 27-year-old forward has appeared in 301 games for Chicago, Florida and Boston, tallying 51 goals and 49 assists for 100 points.
The Dorchester, Massachusetts was originally selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the second round (60th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.