This past summer the Rangers signed one free agent named Pyatt---veteran NHL forward Taylor Pyatt, that is---and another named Pyett---that would be minor league defenseman Logan Pyett. While one of the signings drew considerably more attention than the other, Logan Pyett is looking to make a name for himself in the Rangers organization with a fast start to the 2012-13 season with the Connecticut Whale.
The 24 year-old defenseman spent the first four years of his career playing with Grand Rapids in the Red Wings organization after being selected by Detroit in the seventh round of the 2006 NHL Draft. He compiled a career-best 30 points (9-21-30) in 2009-10, his second year pro, but was never able to reach the NHL with the Red Wings, thus prompting his decision to sign as a free agent with the Rangers several months ago.
Pyett has notched six points (1-5-6) in his first seven games with the Whale, tops among a Connecticut defense corps that also features Matt Gilroy and Sean Collins---who have both played in the NHL---and Mike Vernace, a seven-year AHL veteran. Pyett scored his first goal of the season in a 6-3 victory over Providence last Saturday.
BlueshirtsUnited.com's Jim Cerny caught up with Pyett the other day for a Q&A session.