With his first season in Philadelphia not even over yet, Kevin Hayes has fully embraced the city as his home.
And it has embraced him, too, just like the Flyers' locker room.
“Meeting these guys, making memories, where I live, my family coming down — it’s been great, much better than I expected, honestly," Hayes said Feb. 25. "I’m having an absolute blast playing hockey.”
In Year 1 of Hayes' seven-year, $50 million deal with the Flyers, Philly has enjoyed him just as much.
Angelo's Pizzeria, a popular spot on South 9th Street, gave us light on a really cool gesture from Hayes as the city (and world) battles the coronavirus outbreak.
Hayes donated a bunch of food for those working on the front line during this pandemic.
.@KevinPHayes12 is hooking up the frontline workers of @PennMedicine today with lunch to thank them for their tireless efforts. 🧡🖤 pic.twitter.com/P9VGrBsGYu— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) April 21, 2020
The team at HUP enjoyed the pizza!🍕 Thanks again, @KevinPHayes12! pic.twitter.com/y0MJk0Cdcx— Penn Medicine (@PennMedicine) April 21, 2020
Hayes, who has a place in the city, has supported the local business.
He missed Jared! pic.twitter.com/a7P1v8353R— Angelo's Pizzeria South Philly (@AngelosApeeetz) March 6, 2020
At the start of the NHL pause, the league advised its players to return home and self-isolate, so Hayes is back in his hometown of Boston for now.
But he's still looking out for Philly.
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