Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Rick Hayward
Defenceman Rick Hayward played four games with the Los Angeles Kings in 1990-91. He played most of his career in the minors where he was a bruising figure who took on the toughest foes on the opposition.

Born in Toledo, Ohio, Hayward was chosen 162nd overall by the Montreal Canadiens in 1986 after three solid years with the Hull Olympiques of the QMJHL. He was primarily a minor leaguer for the Habs before a mid-season trade in 1987-88 brought him to the Calgary Flames. Hayward was the top enforcer on the Salt Lake Golden Eagles of the CHL for three years but was never recalled to the NHL.

In July, 1990 the rugged blueliner signed as a free agent with the LA Kings. He played most of the season in the IHL with the Phoenix Roadrunners but finally saw action in the NHL for four games. Hayward returned to the minors the next season and remained there until he joined Germany's Frankfurt Lions in 1998.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1983-84 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 67 6 17 23 220
1984-85 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 56 7 27 34 372 5 0 1 1 56
1985-86 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 59 3 40 43 355 15 2 11 13 98
1985-86 Hull Olympiques M-Cup 5 0 1 1 26
1986-87 Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL 46 2 3 5 153 3 0 1 1 15
1987-88 Saginaw Hawks IHL 24 3 4 7 129
1987-88 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 17 1 3 4 124 13 0 1 1 120
1988-89 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 72 4 20 24 313 10 4 3 7 42
1989-90 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 58 5 13 18 419
1990-91 Los Angeles Kings NHL 4 0 0 0 5 0
1990-91 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 60 9 13 22 369 7 1 2 3 44
1991-92 Capital District Islanders AHL 27 3 8 11 139 7 0 0 0 58
1992-93 Moncton Hawks AHL 47 1 3 4 231
1992-93 Capital District Islanders AHL 19 0 1 1 80 4 1 1 2 27
1993-94 Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 61 2 6 8 302 8 0 1 1 99
1994-95 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 56 1 3 4 269 3 0 0 0 13
1995-96 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 53 0 6 6 244 3 0 0 0 6
1996-97 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 73 2 10 12 244 13 0 0 0 16
1997-98 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 41 1 3 4 191 +1
1997-98 Quebec Rafales IHL 13 0 3 3 108 -6
1998-99 Frankfurt Lions Germany 22 0 0 0 113 1 0 0 0 27
1999-00 Frankfurt Lions Germany 50 0 1 1 122 5 0 0 0 6
2000-01 Tallahassee Tiger Sharks ECHL 16 0 4 4 74 0
2000-01 Anchorage Aces WCHL 15 0 1 1 88 3 0 0 0 36
NHL Totals 4 0 0 0 5


Traded to Calgary by Montreal for Martin Nicoletti, February 20, 1988. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, July 15, 1990. Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg, July 30, 1992. Traded to NY Islanders by Winnipeg for future considerations, February 22, 1993. Signed as a free agent by Cleveland (IHL), June 24, 1994. Signed as a free ageny by Tallahassee (ECHL), January 24, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Anchorage (WCHL), March 2, 2001.
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