Phantoms add more defense

It seems like Flyers General Manager, Ron Hextall has his eyes on KHL talent. Earlier this offseason Hextall signed Yevgeni Medvedev, a veteran defenseman from the KHL. There were also rumors that Hextall was looking to sign another KHL defenseman, Nikita Zaitsev. Zaitsev eventually decided to stay in the KHL, but Hextall has pulled another talent away from the Russian league.

 

 

 

Logan Pyett is an AHL veteran, having played 5 seasons in the AHL before moving on to the KHL in 2013. After he was selected in the 7th round of the 2006 draft by the Detroit Red Wings, Pyett played four seasons for their AHL affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins. He spent one season with the Connecticut Whale (now the Hartford Wolf Pack) A New York Rangers affiliate team, before departing for the KHL.

The 27-year-old put up more points in his time with AHL teams, in his best season he had 39 points in 74 games. Elite prospects describes Pyett as: “A smooth-skating defenseman, Pyett likes to contribute offensively. He is a good passer, but is a bit lacking in the size department. Has been able to improve his defensive play, thanks to his hockey sense and vision.”

At 5’10” Pyett is on the shorter side, but could potentially help the Phantoms offensively.

 

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