Skip to content

UFA spotlight — Taylor Pyatt

Jun 28, 2012, 5:00 AM EDT

Comments Off on UFA spotlight — Taylor Pyatt
Taylor Pyatt Getty Images

All week leading up to July 1, we’ll be profiling unrestricted free agents and speculating where they might end up.

Taylor Pyatt (LW)

Age: 30

2011-12 cap hit: $1 million

The skinny:

On paper, the eighth overall pick of the 1999 NHL Draft brings a nice mix of size, skill, checking ability, and dreamy eyes.

However, after a 2010-11 season that saw Pyatt score 18 times and add 13 assists, the 30-year-old slid back down to 19 points in 2011-12, with a reduction in ice time to match.

To his credit, Pyatt upped his game in the playoffs, scoring four goals in 16 games. If his asking price stays around $1 million and he doesn’t re-sign with the Coyotes, he should find a home as a bottom-six guy with postseason experience and the potential to put a few pucks in the net.

More UFA spotlights

Ryan Suter

Zach Parise

Jason Garrison

Jiri Hudler

Justin Schultz

Shane Doan

Alexander Semin

Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. P. Kane (1834)
  2. P. Kessel (1413)
  3. M. Richards (1200)
  4. N. Backstrom (1112)
  5. M. Giordano (1058)