The Tampa Bay Lightning has signed center Tom Pyatt to a one year, two way contract. The former Montreal forward had two goals and seven points in 61 games for the Canadiens last season. The 24 year old, Ontario native will strengthen the Bolts organizational depth and most likely play for Norfolk at the AHL level, unless he gets a training camp invite and works his way into the departed Sean Bergenheim’s spot. Pyatt was a fourth round pick of the New York Rangers on the 2005 NHL entry draft.
About the Author: WB Philp is a published hockey writer who has a built in disdain for Barry Melrose. He covered the Detroit sports teams for many years until he came to his senses and moved to the Sunshine State. He is a true puckhead on a mission from God (Gordie Howe) to make hockey relevant in the south. He lives in Hockey Bay USA and covers the Lightning full time. Did I mention he hates Barry Melrose?