According to several reports, the Rangers signed 22-year-old unrestricted free agent Kevin Hayes, a left-shooting right-winger who can also play center, Wednesday.
Hayes, Chicago’s first-round pick in 2010 (24th overall), became an unrestricted free agent when the Blackhawks failed/declined to sign him by the Aug. 15 deadline.
Hayes, a 6-2, 201-pounder, was second in the nation in scoring with 67 points (28-39) in 39 games for Boston College last season. He is a former teammate of the Rangers’ Chris Kreider, and his brother Jimmy, another former Blackhawk, plays for the Florida Panthers.
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