Sign in with your NHL account:
  • Submit
  • Or
  • Sign in with Google
Florida Panthers Facebook Florida Panthers Twitter Florida Panthers Google+ Florida Panthers Pintrest Florida Panthers Instagram Florida Panthers
World Championship

2014WC: Catching Up With Jimmy Hayes

FloridaPanthers.com caught up with the Panthers forward as he skates for Team USA at the World Championship.

Wednesday, 05.14.2014 / 4:15 PM / World Championship
By FloridaPanthers.com Staff
X
Share with your Friends


2014WC: Catching Up With Jimmy Hayes
FloridaPanthers.com caught up with the Panthers forward as he skates for Team USA at the World Championship.
Jimmy Hayes poses for a photo after winning Team USA's Best Player Of The Game award against Belarus (Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images).


FloridaPanthers.com caught up with Jimmy Hayes as the Panthers’ forward skates for Team USA at the World Championship in Minsk, Belarus.

Hayes picked up an assist in Team USA’s first game against Belarus on his way to earning Best Player of the Game honors and has helped the Americans to a 2-0-0-1 record in their first three games of the tournament.

(The experience has) been great so far. Belarus is a pretty unique country. It’s been really cool to be a part of this tournament and to get a chance to see the different types of cities of the world.

Pre-game meals are a little different (than what we’re used to in the NHL) but the staff here tries to get it as similar as possible for us but it’s a little different. It’s a lot of pasta, pretty basic stuff. As far as the pre-game routine goes, I’ve been doing the exact same thing for each game that I’ve been doing for every game in the NHL.

In our downtime we’ve been exploring a lot of the city of Minsk and are going to different restaurants at night. That has been the most memorable experience so far, that and seeing their lifestyle (over here).

(Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images)

Opening up the tournament against Belarus was great. The fans here are a little different than in North America. They’re always standing up and screaming and stuff so it was a really cool experience to be a part of that.

We have a lot of great guys on the team. There are a couple of guys that are really vocal and get us going but Tim Stapleton and Peter Mueller have been great guys in the locker room for us.

I’m rooming with my little brother, Kevin in a really nice hotel. The hotel is a lot better than I expected. Playing with Kevin is awesome. It’s one of the main reasons I wanted to come over here and play, to get a chance to play with him, so it’s been a really cool experience. We’ve always had that type of chemistry so it’s been nice to come over here and play at a high level on the same line and contribute.

There can be that brotherly competition. It’s always good to push one another and get the best out of one another. It’s like having a little competition."

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 50 31 15 4 163 132 66
2 MTL 47 31 13 3 127 108 65
3 NYI 48 32 15 1 157 135 65
4 DET 49 28 12 9 145 128 65
5 PIT 48 27 13 8 143 124 62
6 WSH 48 25 14 9 144 124 59
7 BOS 49 26 16 7 131 123 59
8 NYR 46 27 15 4 135 111 58
9 FLA 46 21 15 10 114 129 52
10 PHI 50 21 22 7 139 151 49
11 TOR 50 22 24 4 144 155 48
12 OTT 47 19 19 9 129 134 47
13 CBJ 47 21 23 3 119 148 45
14 NJD 48 18 22 8 109 135 44
15 CAR 47 17 25 5 102 122 39
16 BUF 49 14 32 3 92 174 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 46 16 13 -1 29
A. Ekblad 46 7 21 6 28
J. Huberdeau 43 9 17 1 26
J. Jokinen 45 4 21 -3 25
B. Boyes 44 10 12 2 22
J. Hayes 38 13 7 1 20
S. Bergenheim 35 8 9 2 17
A. Barkov 35 5 10 -5 15
B. Campbell 46 3 11 -1 14
D. Kulikov 41 1 13 -3 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 18 11 8 .920 2.42
A. Montoya 3 4 2 .891 2.96
 
FloridaPanthers.com is the official Web site of the Florida Panthers. Florida Panthers and floridapanthers.com are trademarks of the Florida Panthers Hockey Club, Ltd. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2015 Florida Panthers Hockey Club, Ltd and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.