Flyers sign Kevin Hayes to 7-year deal, report says

The Flyers have reached a deal with center Kevin Hayes, Sportsnet reported Tuesday night.

The deal is reportedly for seven years and $50 million.

Philadelphia traded a fifth-round pick in this year’s NHL Draft to the Jets in exchange for Hayes, and Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher said at the time the trade provided an opportunity for the team to reach a deal before Hayes became an unrestricted free agent July 1.

The 27-year-old Hayes, a first-round pick by the Blackhawks in 2010, played the first 4 1/2 years of his career with the Rangers before a midseason trade to the Jets last year. The trade to Philadelphia reunites him with Flyers head coach Alain Vigneault, who coached him for four seasons in New York.

Hayes had a career-high 55 points in 71 appearances in 2018-19.