Canucks Re-Sign Winger Taylor Pyatt to Two Year Extension
Pyatt, 25, had a career year in just his first season with the Vancouver Canucks, setting new career highs in goals (23) and points (37) in 76 games with the club, including four game-winning markers. The Thunder Bay, Ontario-native also appeared in all 12 of Vancouver’s post-season games, notching his first career NHL playoff goal and finishing third on the team in playoff scoring with six points (2-4-6) and six penalty minutes. He also notched the game-winning goal, an overtime marker, in Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarter-Final series against the Dallas Stars.
The 6’4”, 220 lbs. winger has played in 384 career NHL games, split between Vancouver, Buffalo and the New York Islanders, registering 135 points (65-70-135) and 212 penalty minutes.
Pyatt was originally a first round draft pick, 8th overall, of the New York Islanders in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. He was acquired by Vancouver from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for a fourth round draft pick in 2007.
Acquired: Traded from Buffalo to Vancouver in exchange for a 4th round draft pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Traded from New York Islanders with Tim Connolly to Buffalo Sabres for Mike Peca, June 24/01. New York Islander's 1st choice, 8th overall, in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.