Left-winger Chris Hayes played one game for the Boston Bruins during the 1972 Stanley Cup playoffs. He was a solid two-way player who could handle the rough side of the game. Most of his success came in the minors and at the Canadian University level.
Born in the Quebec mining community of Rouyn, Hayes played three years of junior hockey with the OHA's Oshawa Generals. He then attended Loyola College in Montreal for four years and signed as a free agent with the Boston Bruins prior to the 1971-72 season.
During his first pro season, Hayes scored 53 points for the CHL's Oklahoma City Blazers before his unexpected recall to Boston in the post-season. He later played in three minor leagues with his best year being a 20-goal performance for the CHL's Albuquerque 6-Guns in 1973-74. Injuries forced him to sit out the next season and he was eventually forced to retire after playing four games for the Mohawk Valley Comets of the NAHL in 1975-76.