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Bolts’ Pyatt joins brother in Swiss league

Aug 4, 2014, 11:47 AM EDT

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It’ll be a Pyatt family reunion in Geneve-Servette next season.

On Monday, the Swiss-based club announced it agreed to terms with former Tampa Bay forward Tom Pyatt, news that came roughly two weeks after the team inked his brother, veteran NHLer Taylor Pyatt.

Tom, 27, was originally a fourth-round pick of the Rangers in 2005, but never played for the Blueshirts as he was dealt to Montreal in the Scott Gomez-Ryan McDonagh trade. After appearing in over 100 games with Montreal, including all 18 during the team’s run to the ’10 Eastern Conference final, the younger Pyatt signed as a free agent in Tampa Bay and had a solid first year with the Lightning, scoring a career-high 12 goals during the ’11-12 campaign.

Last year, though, Pyatt struggled with injury — missing 33 games with a broken collarbone — and was passed on the depth chart. The Bolts then added further depth up front this offseason in the form of Brian Boyle and Brenden Morrow, all but squeezing Pyatt out of the picture.

It’s worth noting that his brother won’t be the only familiar face in Switzerland next season. Pyatt’s former teammate in Montreal, Matt D’Agostini, has also signed on to play for Geneve-Servette.

  1. isphet71 - Aug 4, 2014 at 4:44 PM

    Geneve Servette is going to be pimp in NHL 15 this year! At least compared to the other SHL teams. And if they bother to reflect the rosters…

  2. bsaures - Aug 5, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    It makes sense why he would do this. Why be forced to sign a 2way deal (which is likely all he would be offered) get terrible mins in the minors because they want to develop younger players when you can sign in europe for a year try something new and get a chance to revive tour career by tearing up the swiss league

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