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Gavin Hayes Latest Blackhawks Prospect Enjoying Postseason Success



Aidan Thompson is a National Champion. Frank Nazar won the Big Ten Championship with Michigan and played in the Frozen Four. Now, Gavin Hayes is the latest Blackhawks prospect trying to will his team to a championship with a consistent performance.

Hayes had two assists in the Soo Greyhounds’ 4-0 victory over Saginaw Wednesday night. With the series knotted at two apiece, the Greyhounds caught a break with Saginaw star defenseman Zayne Parekh being out of the lineup. Now that the series heads back to Saginaw for a fifth game, Hayes has a chance to do what other Blackhawks prospects have done in their respective postseasons–stand out.

Gavin Hayes Leads Soo in Points, Has the Chance to Lead Further

Hayes has 12 points (4-8) and is currently tied in points for the team lead. In eight games, he has registered points in all but one, a loss to the Saginaw in game one. Five of those seven games have been multi-point performances, too.

Now, Hayes has a chance to strap the team to his back and take the Greyhounds through what is now a best of three series. Like Nazar picking his spots with Michigan, Hayes can apply his goal scoring prowess to get the Greyhounds to the next round. If Parekh misses another game, it’s a golden opportunity for the Greyhounds to seize the series lead.

There’s a chance, too, for another one of the Blackhawks prospects to be another rebuilding block as Nazar has shown in just two games with Chicago. Hayes isn’t the same player as Nazar, and would likely be more of a top-nine than a bonafide top six as Nazar is already showing to be. But the kid can score goals and put up points.

Now it’s a watch to see what Hayes does with his team having a chance to take control of a series. Continued production, and success continues what should excite Blackhawks fans even more–another one of Kyle Davidson’s draft picks making it to Chicago as early as next season.

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