'Gone way too soon': Hockey world honours Jimmy Hayes following tragic death

Jimmy Hayes, centre, as a member of the Boston Bruins.

The sudden and tragic passing of former NHL player Jimmy Hayes at the age of 31 on Monday comes as an understandable shock for many.

A former member of the Chicago Blackhawks, Florida Panthers, Boston Bruins and New Jersey Devils across seven NHL seasons, producing 109 points in 334 games, Hayes clearly impacted many people.

Whether it was former teammates, opponents, media members or fans, tributes came flooding in for Hayes following the news of his passing.

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