June 27, 2023 Nick Hart

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed forward Avery Hayes to a two-year, American Hockey League contract for the 2023-24 and 2024-25 seasons.

New Two-Year Deal

In his final season of major junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League, Hayes posted a career-high 43 goals in a season split between the Hamilton Bulldogs and Peterborough Petes. Hayes captured the OHL Championship in back-to-back seasons, lifting the Robertson Cup with Hamilton in 2022 and Peterborough in 2023. The 20-year-old led the Petes with 12 goals during this year’s playoff run.

As a result of winning the OHL title, Hayes’ teams participated in the 2022 and 2023 Memorial Cup Tournaments. He produced six goals and eight points in 10 total games at the events.

In 237 career OHL games, the Westland, Michigan native earned 106 goals and 97 assists for 203 points. Hayes also racked up 54 points (26G-28A) in 42 OHL playoff games.

Check Out Hayes This Upcoming Hockey Season

Season-ticket packages for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins’ 25th season of hockey are on sale now. Full-Season, 22-game, 12-game, Flexbook and Premium Seating plans are available by reaching out to the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367.

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