Tom Pyatt

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Tom Pyatt
Tom Pyatt 2012-02-25 3.JPG
Pyatt with the Lightning in 2012
Born (1987-02-14) February 14, 1987 (age 32)
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 181 lb (82 kg; 12 st 13 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NL team
Former teams
SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers
Montreal Canadiens
Tampa Bay Lightning
Genève-Servette HC
Ottawa Senators
Skellefteå AIK
NHL Draft 107th overall, 2005
New York Rangers
Playing career 2006present

Thomas Cullum Pyatt (born February 14, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who is currently playing with the SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers of the National League (NL). He is the son of former NHL player Nelson Pyatt and brother of retired hockey player Taylor Pyatt. He has previously played in the National League A with the Genève-Servette HC, and in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Montreal Canadiens, Tampa Bay Lightning and the Ottawa Senators.

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Playing career

Junior

Pyatt grew up playing for the Thunder Bay Kings AAA program in his hometown of Thunder Bay, Ontario, with New York Rangers defenceman Marc Staal. He began his major junior career in 2003–04, having been drafted in the second round, 21st overall in the 2003 OHL Priority Selection by the Saginaw Spirit. After a 48-point season with the Spirit in his second OHL season, he was drafted 107th overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers.

Pyatt during his tenure with Geneve-Servette HC. CHL, HC Sparta Praha vs. Geneve-Servette HC, 5th September 2015 28.JPG
Pyatt during his tenure with Genève-Servette HC.

Upon being drafted, he returned to the OHL for two more seasons. Towards the end of an 87-point campaign for Pyatt in his fourth and final major junior season in 2006–07, the Rangers signed him to a three-year, entry-level contract on March 12, 2007. At the end of the season, he was awarded the William Hanley Trophy as the OHL's Most Sportsmanlike Player after accumulating just 18 penalty minutes. [1]

Professional

Pyatt split his rookie professional season in 2007–08 with the Rangers' minor league affiliates, the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL), tallying 14 points in 41 games, and Charlotte Checkers of the ECHL, tallying 15 points in 16 games.

On June 30, 2009, Tom was traded from the New York Rangers, along with Scott Gomez and Michael Busto, to the Montreal Canadiens for Chris Higgins, Ryan McDonagh, Pavel Valentenko and Doug Janik. [2]

On November 5, 2009, he made his NHL debut against the Boston Bruins. On February 10, 2010 he scored his first NHL goal and assist on Michal Neuvirth of the Washington Capitals in a 6–5 Montreal Canadiens overtime win. [3]

Pyatt became an unrestricted free agent after the 2010–11 season and on July 6, 2011, he signed a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning. On January 9, 2012, he signed a two-year extension with the Lightning.

On August 4, 2014, he agreed to a one-year contract with an optional second season with Genève-Servette HC of the National League (NL), to play alongside his brother, Taylor. [4] On December 31, 2014, he won the 2014 Spengler Cup with Geneva.

On June 24, 2015, the Eagles activated his option for a second season in Calvin's city. [5] He was selected to play for Team Canada at the 2015 Spengler Cup. He scored 4 points in 4 games en route to his second Spengler Cup title. He was a healthy scratch for the first round of the 2016 playoffs against Fribourg, and made his playoffs debut in game 2 of the second round against Lugano.

On May 24, 2016, the Ottawa Senators signed him to a one-year, two-way contract valued at $800,000 in the NHL and $200,000 in the AHL. [6] This resulted in Pyatt being reunited with head coach Guy Boucher for the third time, who previously coached Pyatt when he was with both the Hamilton Bulldogs and Tampa Bay Lightning. [7]

On June 26, 2017, Pyatt agreed to a two-year contract extension with the Senators worth $2.2 million. [8]

In the 2018–19 season, while in the final year of his contract with the Senators, Pyatt regressed in posting just 2 assists in 37 games before he was placed on waivers on January 1, 2019. [9] After clearing waivers, he was assigned to the AHL, however before he could report he was traded by the Senators, along with Mike McKenna and a 2019 sixth round pick, to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Anders Nilsson and Darren Archibald on January 2, 2019. [10] He was assigned to continue in the AHL with affiliate, the Utica Comets. Adding a veteran presence with the Comets, Pyatt contributed offensively with 6 goals and 19 points in 36 games.

At the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, on June 22, 2019, Pyatt's NHL rights were included in a trade by the Canucks to the San Jose Sharks for an exchange of draft selections and Francis Perron. [11] Un-signed by the Sharks, Pyatt returned to Europe as a free agent in securing a one-year contract with Swedish club, Skellefteå AIK of the SHL, on July 26, 2019. [12]

On February 6, 2020, Pyatt parted ways with Skelleftea AIK to join the SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers in the National League (NL) for the remainder of the season. [13]

Personal life

Pyatt has two brothers, including Taylor Pyatt, a former NHL player.

He married his longtime girlfriend, Mallory, in the summer of 2015.

International play

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Pyatt with Team Canada at the 2006 World Junior Championships.
Medal record
Representing Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2007 Leksand
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2006 Vancouver
IIHF U18 Championships
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2005 České Budějovice
Spengler Cup
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2015 Davos

During his third OHL season with the Saginaw Spirit, Pyatt was chosen to represent Team Canada at the 2006 World Junior Championships in Vancouver, helping them to a gold medal as the tournament host country. The next year, he returned to Team Canada for the 2007 World Junior Championships in Leksand. Pyatt helped Canada defeat Russia 4–2 in the final to capture his second straight gold medal (as well as Canada's third consecutive gold medal of a five-year run).

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season TeamLeagueGP G A Pts PIM GPGAPtsPIM
2003–04 Saginaw Spirit OHL 67991821
2004–05 Saginaw SpiritOHL5718304814
2005–06 Saginaw SpiritOHL582429532941234
2006–07 Saginaw SpiritOHL584338811863580
2006–07 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 10000
2007–08 Hartford Wolf PackAHL414711630000
2007–08 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 166915830000
2008–09 Hartford Wolf PackAHL731522372240002
2009–10 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL411322358
2009–10 Montreal Canadiens NHL 4023510182242
2010–11 Montreal CanadiensNHL61257970000
2011–12 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL74127198
2012–13 Tampa Bay LightningNHL43881612
2013–14 Tampa Bay LightningNHL27347410000
2014–15 Genève-Servette HC NLA 50112233101128100
2015–16 Genève-Servette HCNLA42111829851340
2016–17 Ottawa Senators NHL829142316142020
2017–18 Ottawa SenatorsNHL817152210
2018–19 Ottawa SenatorsNHL370222
2018–19 Utica Comets AHL36613196
NHL totals445435810171404262

International

YearTeamEventResultGPGAPtsPIM
2005 Canada WJC18 Silver medal icon.svg63254
2006 Canada WJC Gold medal icon.svg610116
2007 CanadaWJCGold medal icon.svg61342
2015 Canada SC Gold medal icon.svg42242
Junior totals18551022
Senior totals42242

Awards and honors

AwardYear
OHL
William Hanley Trophy 2007.

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