The Bruins can close the book on the Jimmy Hayes Era and, with it, the Tyler Seguin trade.
Hayes was placed on waivers for the purpose of a buyout Friday. The big winger from Dorchester never panned out after his second season in Boston netted only two goals and three assists, giving him two-year totals of 15 goals and 34 points in 133 games with the B's.
Elliotte Friedman was first to report the Hayes buyout shortly before the Bruins made it official.
Per Elliotte Friedman, Bruins are putting Jimmy Hayes on waivers for purpose of buying him out of last year of his deal. Had to happen https://t.co/wi7KhCRNFq— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) June 30, 2017
Hayes, 27, was acquired in 2015 from the Florida Panthers for Reilly Smith, who was the key piece in the trade that sent Seguin to Dallas in 2013. With this move and cutting ties with defenseman Joe Morrow earlier this week, the Bruins now officially have nothing to show for the Seguin deal.
Hayes will now count $566,667 against the cap for this season and $866,667 in 2018 and it gives Boston $2.73M in dead money on the books this year and $2.033M in 2018-19.