Pyatt with the Lightning in 2012.
February 14, 1987 |
Thunder Bay, ON, CAN
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||181 lb (82 kg; 12 st 13 lb)|
|Tampa Bay Lightning
|NHL Draft||107th overall, 2005
New York Rangers
Thomas Cullum Pyatt (born February 14, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre currently with Tampa Bay Lightning . He is the son of former NHL player Nelson Pyatt and brother of Pittsburgh Penguins forward Taylor Pyatt.
Pyatt grew up playing for the Thunder Bay Kings AAA program in his hometown of Thunder Bay, Ontario, with New York Rangers defenseman 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.
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.
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 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.
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 he signed a 2 year extension with the Lightning.
Pyatt with Team Canada at the 2006 World Junior Championships.
|Competitor for Canada|
|World Junior Championships|
|IIHF U18 Championships|
|Silver||2005 České Budějovice|
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).
- Won a World Junior gold medal with Team Canada in 2006 and 2007.
- Won the William Hanley Trophy (OHL most sportsmanlike player) in 2007.
Regular season and playoffs
|2006–07||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||1||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||41||4||7||11||6||3||0||0||0||0|
|2008–09||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||73||15||22||37||22||4||0||0||0||2|
|2011–12||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||74||12||7||19||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||43||8||8||16||12||—||—||—||—||—|
|Junior int'l totals||18||17||14||31||20|
- "Tom Pyatt Named Most Sportsmanlike Player of the Year".
- "Montreal Canadiens acquire Scott Gomez from New York Rangers". ESPN. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-07-01.
- "Canadiens post Wild OT victory over Capitals". Montreal Canadiens. 2010-02-10. Retrieved 2010-02-10.