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Mavericks Sign Defenseman Colten Hayes on 2-Way Contract with Chicago Wolves

July 30, 2014 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Kansas City Mavericks News Release

Independence, Missouri - July 30, 2014 -- The Missouri Mavericks announced Wednesday morning that they have signed defenseman Colten Hayes on a 2-way contract with American Hockey League affiliate team, the Chicago Wolves, for the 2014-15 season.

"Hayes is a well-rounded defenseman who can play all areas of the ice, and will be vital to our power play, penalty kill, and any role needed this season," said Matvichuk of the talented young defender.

Defenseman Colten Hayes is returning to the Mavericks roster for the third season, having recorded 6 goals, 34 assists, and 129 penalty minutes through 75 games.

Colten Hayes, Missouri Mavericks 2013-14. (Photo credit John Howe, Howe Creative)

"The opportunity to return to Missouri was a no-brainer for me," said Hayes, "the city, community and fans are some of the greatest I have seen in my years of playing hockey."

"On top of the great atmosphere, having an opportunity to play for not only a former NHL player, but a Stanley Cup Champion in Richard Matvichuk is a huge honor. I just hope to be able to be a sponge and learn as much as I can from him, pushing myself towards the next level, and helping to bring a championship to the Mavericks organization."

The 2014-15 Central Hockey League season will begin on October 24, 2014. Missouri Mavericks season tickets are on sale now. Visit or call 816-252-7825 for more information.

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