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by Staff Writer / Arizona Coyotes

Monday, June 21, 2010

GLENDALE, ARIZONA -- Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have re-signed left wing Taylor Pyatt to a two-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Pyatt, 28, recorded 12-11-23 with 39 penalty minutes (PIM) and a career-high +13 rating in 74 games with the Coyotes last season, his first with the team. He also collected 1-1-2 while playing in all seven of the Coyotes’ postseason games last year.

In 2008-09, Pyatt registered 10-9-19 and 43 PIM in 69 games with the Vancouver Canucks while also appearing in four playoff games. The 6-foot-3, 232-pound Pyatt has registered 103-111-214 and 354 PIM in 606 career NHL games with the New York Islanders, Buffalo Sabres, Vancouver Canucks and Coyotes. He has also collected 3-10-13 in 37 career postseason contests.

Pyatt scored a career-high 23 goals and 37 points for Vancouver during the 2006-07 campaign. He equaled his career-high of 37 points the following season with the Canucks by collecting 16-21-37. In three seasons with Vancouver, he tallied 49-44-93 and 145 PIM in 224 games.

A native of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Pyatt began his career with the New York Islanders where he spent one season (2000-01) before joining the Sabres. After recording 38-42-80 and 131 PIM in 230 games with the Sabres over four seasons (2001-06), Pyatt was traded to Vancouver.

Pyatt was originally selected by the Islanders in the first round (8th overall) of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. He signed with the Coyotes as a free agent on Sept. 2, 2009.
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