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Kevin Hayes trade: Flyers send forward to Blues in exchange for sixth-round pick

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The Philadelphia Flyers have made a trade ahead of the NHL Draft, sending forward Kevin Hayes to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2024 draft. The announcement was made by the team on Tuesday.

As part of the deal, the Flyers will retain 50% of Hayes’ $7.142 million salary.

Hayes recently completed his fourth season with the Flyers after signing a seven-year contract in the summer of 2019. While he had a strong first season in Philadelphia, Hayes has faced challenges both on and off the ice, including the tragic loss of his brother and fellow NHL player Jimmy Hayes in 2022 at the age of 31. As a result, his production has declined. In the last three years, Hayes has scored 40 goals and provided 76 assists in 184 games.

However, in the 2022-23 season, Hayes showed signs of improvement by matching his career-high in assists with 36 and accumulating 54 points, which is the second-highest total in his eight-year NHL career. If Hayes can consistently perform at this level in St. Louis, the trade will be considered a bargain for the Blues, especially considering his salary of just over $3.5 million per year.

Hayes still has three years remaining on his contract and will now join a talented forward group in St. Louis that includes Jordan Kyrou, Robert Thomas, and Brayden Schenn. Together, they should provide ample offensive firepower for the Blues.

By moving Hayes, the Flyers have been able to free up some salary and create more flexibility as they continue their rebuilding efforts under new general manager Danny Briere. It is likely that Philadelphia will make further moves during the summer as they reshape their roster.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about NHL trade

Who did the Philadelphia Flyers trade Kevin Hayes to?

The Philadelphia Flyers traded Kevin Hayes to the St. Louis Blues.

What did the Flyers receive in exchange for Kevin Hayes?

In exchange for Kevin Hayes, the Flyers received a sixth-round pick in the 2024 NHL Draft.

How much salary did the Flyers retain in the Kevin Hayes trade?

The Flyers retained 50% of Kevin Hayes’ $7.142 million salary in the trade.

How long has Kevin Hayes played for the Philadelphia Flyers?

Kevin Hayes just completed his fourth season with the Philadelphia Flyers.

What were Kevin Hayes’ statistics during his time with the Flyers?

Over the last three years, Hayes tallied 40 goals and 76 assists in 184 games with the Flyers.

Did Kevin Hayes have a productive season in 2022-23?

Yes, Kevin Hayes had a somewhat bounce-back season in 2022-23, tying his career-high in assists with 36 and posting 54 points, which is the second-highest total in his eight NHL seasons.

How many years are remaining on Kevin Hayes’ contract?

Kevin Hayes still has three years remaining on his contract.

Who else is part of the talented forward group in St. Louis?

The talented forward group in St. Louis includes Jordan Kyrou, Robert Thomas, and Brayden Schenn.

What was the purpose of the trade for the Philadelphia Flyers?

The trade allowed the Flyers to move out salary and create more flexibility as they continue their rebuilding efforts under new general manager Danny Briere.

Are more moves expected from the Philadelphia Flyers?

Yes, it is likely that the Flyers will make more moves during the summer as they reshape their roster.

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3 comments

BluesFan21 June 28, 2023 - 2:36 am

stoked for kevin hayes joinin’ the blues! hope he brings some fire power 2 our forward group. gonna be a steal if he plays like last season. let’s go blues!

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SportsNewsNow June 28, 2023 - 8:32 am

big trade alert! flyers sent hayes packin’ 2 blues, keepin’ half his salary. they want that rebuild. let’s see what they do next! #NHLTradeRumors

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HockeyFan88 June 28, 2023 - 3:11 pm

hey guys! flyers traded kevin hayes 2 blues! they got a draft pick! philly is rebuildin’ under new gm danny briere, gonna make more moves this summer. go flyers!

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