The Pittsburgh Penguins and general manager Ray Shero have reportedly claimed forward Taylor Pyatt off waivers from the New York Rangers – according to the team’s website.
Pyatt, 32, has played in 22 games for New York this season, collecting one assist and skating to a minus-9 rating.
Standing at 6-foot-4 and weighing in at 235-pounds, Pyatt is a tall, bulky player Pittsburgh has a lack of. Although his numbers are underwhelming, Pyatt is a player who will provide solid net presence and has potential of clicking with the Pens’ system.
Selected in the first-round (eighth overall) of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders, Pyatt has performed in 825 career NHL contests for the Isles, Rangers, Buffalo Sabres, Vancouver Canucks, and Phoenix Coyotes. Compiling 276 points (136G, 140A), Pyatt has skated to a career plus-1 rating.
Should he be inserted into the lineup for tomorrow’s game, he’ll get a chance to face-off against his former team (Rangers).
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