Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Taylor Pyatt
Taylor Pyatt was born August 19, 1981 in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The first round, eighth overall selection of the New York Islanders in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, Pyatt is a graduate of the OHL's Sudbury Wolves.

At 6'4" and over 200lbs, Taylor Pyatt was big and tough. After three years in Sudbury, the Thunder Bay native earned OHL First Team All-Star honours in 2000, and made the jump straight to the NHL in 2000-01. In his first season, Pyatt dressed for 78 of the Islanders 82 games, finishing the season with 18 points (4G-14A) before being traded to the Buffalo Sabres in the summer of 2001. Pyatt was a key component in the trade that brought Michael Peca to Long Island.

Upon his arrival in Buffalo, Pyatt split his first season in the Sabres organization with the parent club and the team's AHL affiliate in Rochester before earning a full-time roster spot in 2002-03. In his first full season with the Sabres, Pyatt recorded 28 points in 78 games.

On July 14, 2006, Pyatt's time in the Sabres organization would come to an end. He was traded to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for a fourth round draft pick. In Vancouver Pyatt would find a spot on the Canucks top line alongside Daniel and Henrik Sedin. Appearing in 76 games during the 2006-07 season Pyatt recorded a career-high 23 goals.

After three seasons in Vancouver, Pyatt signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Phoenix Coyotes. He would spend three seasons in Phoenix, which included an 18-goal campaign in 2010-11, before finding himself on the open market once again. On July 3, 2012, he inked a deal with the New York Rangers.

Pyatt suited up in 48 games for the Rangers during the 2012-13 season, scoring six goals and adding five assists. During his second season in New York Pyatt was waived by the club and subsequently claimed by the Pittsburgh Penguins. He would finish the season with the Penguins and complete his playing career with a year in the Swiss league spent with Genève-Servette HC.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1996-97 Thunder Bay Kings TBAHA 60 52 61 113 72
1997-98 Sudbury Wolves OHL 58 14 17 31 104 -23 10 3 1 4 8
1998-99 Sudbury Wolves OHL 68 37 38 75 95 -9 4 0 4 4 6
1999-00 Sudbury Wolves OHL 68 40 49 89 98 +47 12 8 7 15 25
2000-01 New York Islanders NHL 78 4 14 18 39 -17
2001-02 Buffalo Sabres NHL 48 10 10 20 35 +4
2001-02 Rochester Americans AHL 27 6 4 10 36 -2
2002-03 Buffalo Sabres NHL 78 14 14 28 38 -8
2003-04 Buffalo Sabres NHL 63 8 12 20 25 -7
2004-05 Hammarby IF Stockholm Sweden-2 24 11 9 20 20
2005-06 Buffalo Sabres NHL 41 6 6 12 33 -1 14 0 5 5 10
2006-07 Vancouver Canucks NHL 76 23 14 37 42 +5 12 2 4 6 6
2007-08 Vancouver Canucks NHL 79 16 21 37 60 +9
2008-09 Vancouver Canucks NHL 69 10 9 19 43 0 4 0 0 0 2
2009-10 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 74 12 11 23 39 +13 7 1 1 2 2
2010-11 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 76 18 13 31 27 +11 4 1 0 1 0
2011-12 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 73 9 10 19 23 -4 16 4 2 6 2
2012-13 New York Rangers NHL 48 6 5 11 6 +5 12 2 2 4 4
2013-14 New York Rangers NHL 22 0 1 1 10 -9
2013-14 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 34 4 0 4 10 -15
2014-15 HC Geneve-Servette Swiss 38 14 11 25 18 8 4 1 5 4
NHL Totals 859 140 140 280 430 69 10 14 24 26


OHL First All-Star Team (2000) Traded to Buffalo by NY Islanders with Tim Connolly for Michael Peca, June 24, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Hammarby (Sweden-2), November 16, 2004. Rights traded to Vancouver by Buffalo for Vancouver's 4th round pick (later traded to Calgary - Calgary selected Keith Aulie) in 2007 NHL Draft, July 14, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, September 2, 2009. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 3, 2012. Claimed on waivers by Pittsburgh from NY Rangers, January 2, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Geneve (Swiss), July 24, 2014. Officially announced his retirement, July 14, 2015.
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