Tom Pyatt
Holly Gunning

Tom Pyatt

Hometown:

Thunder Bay Ontario

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1987-02-14

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2005

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

4th round (107th overall), 2005 by NYR

Weight:

180 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • B

History

2006-07: Pyatt finished up with Saginaw (OHL) this season, netting 43 goals (T-9th in OHL) and 81 points (led team) in 58 games; his plus-33 rating ranked in the top ten in the league. He was awarded as the OHL’s Most Sportsmanlike Player this season. He also appeared in a game with the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL), effectively beginning his pro hockey career. He also appeared in six games at the WJC, netting a goal and four points, as well as a Gold Medal (his second in a row), for Team Canada.

2007-08: The center spent most of his season with the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL), where he tallied four goals and 11 points in his first career pro. He also notched six goals and 15 points in 16 games with Charlotte (ECHL). He was injured for part of the season, but still appeared in a combined 57 games, with an additional six playoff games split between the AHL and ECHL.

2008-09: Pyatt spent the season with Hartford (AHL), netting 15 goals and 37 points in 73 games with the Wolf Pack.

Talent Analysis

Heart and soul player with good offensive instincts and good hands. Can play both ways, but his size and strength has thus far made for a difficult adjustment to professional play.

Future
Pyatt has second line NHL potential, but has the defensive ability to be a checker as well. He will have to continue to get stronger on the puck and quicker in all facets of his game.

Related Articles