GREENVILLE, SC – The Greenville Road Warriors announced today that they have acquired the rights to Ryan Hayes from the Trenton Titans in exchange for the rights to Matt Schepke.
Hayes, 22, is entering his second season of professional hockey in 2011-12. As a rookie with the Trenton Devils last season Hayes posted 50 points (23G, 27A) in 63 games along with 47 penalty minutes. He was the top scoring rookie on the Devils, second overall on the team, and the sixth-highest scoring rookie in the ECHL. A 5-9, 180-pound forward, Hayes attended the New Jersey Devils prospects camp last summer after finishing his junior career with the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League.