The second time in attendance at the San Jose Sharks development camp, Eriah Hayes had an interesting take on the event after playing with the Sharks last season.
“The beauty of hockey is that you can learn something new every day. In the last two days I’ve learned quite a bit.”
Despite being a great skater, Hayes knows that working with the power skating coach could only better his technique. He was able to get out of his comfort zone while learning from everyone around him. Despite being 6’4″, 210 pounds, his ability to glide over the ice can look effortless at times; an amazing feat for a hockey player his size. Working to perfect this talent will only better his stance on playing in the NHL again.
Last season Hayes scored his first NHL goal while playing with the Sharks. He played in 15 games with the big club, however that one goal was his only point. While playing in the AHL, Hayes recorded twelve goals and nine assists over the course of 59 games.
Hayes’ shot has been one of his greatest assets so far in his career and he held one of the hardest shots in all of college hockey while playing for Minnesota State. He now must fine tune his skills and learn to play at a professional level. There’s no doubt that with a hard work ethic and many hours of training time, Hayes will find himself back with San Jose.
Take a look at his interview on the Sharks website: