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#3 Logan Pyett
Pos: Defenseman
D.O.B.: 05/26/88
From: Balgonie, Saskatchewan
Height: 5'11
Weight: 198
Shoots: Right
Drafted: 7th Rnd 2006 draft by Detroit (NHL)
Acquired: Signed three-year contract with Detroit (NHL) 5/18/08
Plus: Okay skater with decent lateral movement and balance... Good, heavy shot... Offensively skilled but no flair... Makes the safe play... Good intensity and determination...
Minus: Undersized for position... He possesses no elite level skills... Defensively inconsistent... Needs to improve skating...
Organizational Comments: "He's got good hockey sense, good hands... He's not tall - He's 5-foot-10 - but he's 200-pounds. Certainly we're thrilled with the player we got - where we got him in the draft - and certainly a player that looks like he can be a pro." Red Wings GM Ken Holland
What GRC says: 2010-11: Another third year player at a crossroads with the organization after a subpar season, Pyett was largely ineffective at both ends of the ice. If you take away the hat trick he scored, he only had one goal in the last 40 games, not enough for a player of his ilk. When you add in his defensive woes, which were apparent down the stretch, and the glut of young defenseman looking for spots, a new contract is not assured. However the organization has stated before that they like his potential, and the fact that he falls just short of veteran status could get him another try.
2009-10: Pyett finished up a great rebound season, improving his play at both ends and providing consistent offense from the point. The stocky blueliner just missed out on scoring in double digits with nine goals, a number that is sure to climb with more powerplay time and a little more confidence. Pyett may have been the best all around defender on the team this season behind only Janik and was rewarded for his strong play with an increased role. He saw time both shorthanded and on the powerplay and even stepped up his physical game. 2008-09: Pyett followed up a disappointing first half with more of the same, eventually losing his spot in the lineup prior to the playoffs. He was out-skated and out-muscled regularly and did not appear to have the quickness to play at the AHL level. That being said, he should benefit from his baptism under fire and a summer of working out to have more of an impact next season.
Fall 2008:Pyett is very reminiscent of former Griffin Derek Meech. He is not your prototypical pro defenseman, in that he is smaller and not a top flight offensive talent. With some work Pyett should make a nice transition to the AHL as a safe two-way blueliner who excels at the first pass out of the zone.
Role: Two-Way Defenseman
Projection: NHL Depth Defenseman


5/18/08 Signed 3-yr contract with Detroit (NHL)
10/3/08 Assigned by Detroit (NHL)
9/6/09 Recalled for Training Camp by Detroit (NHL)
9/25/09 Assigned by Detroit (NHL)
4/19/10 Recalled by Detroit (NHL)
9/29/10 Assigned by Detroit (NHL)
10/1/10 Recalled by Detroit (NHL)
10/3/10 Assigned by Detroit (NHL)
4/11/11 Recalled by Detroit (NHL)
4/17/11 Assigned by Detroit (NHL)
7/1/11 Signed 1-yr contract with Detroit (NHL)
9/8/11 Recalled for Training Camp by Detroit (NHL)
10/4/11 Assigned by Detroit (NHL)