VEGAS (April 6, 2020) - Vegas Golden Knights General Manager Kelly McCrimmon announced today, April 6, that the Vegas Golden Knights American Hockey League affiliate based in Henderson, Nevada has signed free agent defenseman Zack Hayes to an AHL contract for the 2020-21 season.
Hayes recently finished his career in the Western Hockey League with the Prince Albert Raiders, tallying 23 points (7 G, 16 A) to go with 68 penalty minutes in 60 games during the 2019-20 season. He served as the Raiders team captain this season and tied for a team-high plus-37 after leading the team to a 36-18-10 record (82 points), which led the WHL's Eastern Conference.
The Calgary, Alberta native finished with 79 points (15 G, 64 A) to go with 322 penalty minutes in 272 games with Prince Albert in parts of five seasons (2015-20). Hayes helped lead the Raiders to their second Memorial Cup appearance ever, and first since 1985, after capturing their second Ed Chynoweth Cup following the 2018-19 season.
Zack Hayes, Defenseman
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta
Weight: 218 lbs.
- Finished the 2019-20 season with 23 points (7 G, 16 A) to go with 68 penalty minutes in 60 games with the Western Hockey League's Prince Albert Raiders
- Served as the Raiders team captain during the 2019-20 season
- Helped lead Prince Albert to its second Memorial Cup appearance ever, and first since 1985, after capturing its second Ed Chynoweth Cup following the 2018-19 season
- Recorded 79 points (15 G, 64 A) to go with 322 penalty minutes in 272 career games with Prince Albert in parts of five seasons (2015-20)
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