A Brampton, ONT native, Hayden Lavigne joins the Allen Americans during the 2021-22 season after making stops in the SPHL and ECHL.
The goaltender played in the United States Hockey League during his junior hockey career, appearing in front of the net for the Tri-City Storm, Waterloo Black Hawks and the Bloomington Thunder over the course of three seasons. For the first half of his career in the USHL, Lavigne appeared in 43 games for Tri-City and Waterloo, compiling a 12-20-3 record and a 3.83 GAA. During his second season in the USHL, Lavigne was acquired by the Bloomington Thunder, where posted a 10-5-0 record in his first 18 games in Illinois. The goalie posted his best season in junior hockey in his last, recording a 2.26 GAA, a 26-9-2 record, and a 0.914 save percentage.
Lavigne made his way to Ann Arbor to play his college hockey for the University of Michigan. Over 67 appearances, he earned a 31-25-7 record, a 2.91 GAA and a 0.903 save percentage. In his second season as a Wolverine, Lavigne was awarded with a spot on the Big-10 Honorable Mention All-Star Team.
After the COVID-19 pandemic cut Lavigne’s senior season short, he made his professional debut for the Birmingham Bulls of the Southern Professional Hockey League. He split time with the Bulls and the Wichita Thunder of the ECHL, posting a 4-1-2 record and a 2.68 GAA while in Kansas. After starting with the Pensacola Ice Flyers of the SPHL for the 2021-22 season, the Allen Americans acquired Lavigne.
This will be Lavigne’s second season in professional hockey, and first with the Americans.