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Pyatt dealt to Vancouver

Canucks acquire 31-year-old forward after he had been put on waivers by Ottawa; he'll report to the team's AHL farm club in Utah.
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OTTAWA, ON - SEPTEMBER 22: Tom Pyatt of the Ottawa Senators poses for his official headshot for the 2016-2017 season at Canadian Tire Centre on September 22, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Francois Laplante/NHLI via Getty Images)

OTTAWA -- Tom Pyatt is headed to the west coast.

The Thunder Bay native has been shipped to the Vancouver Canucks as part of a four-player trade with the Ottawa Senators. Both teams announced the deal on Wednesday afternoon.

The move sends Pyatt, 35-year-old goalie Mike McKenna and a sixth-round pick to the Canucks with goalie Anders Nilsson and forward Darren Archibald going to Ottawa.

Pyatt will report to the Canucks AHL farm team, the Utica Comets.

"He gives us some depth in our group and he'll be good with our young kids down there. We're excited to get him," general manager Jim Benning said in a statement released by the Canucks. 

The Senators had previously put the 31-year-old Pyatt on waivers.

Pyatt, who is in the final year of a two-year contract signed in 2017, had suited up for 37 games with the Senators this season and registered a pair of assists. He was in his third season in the nation’s capital and has 101 career points in 445 contests and has also suited up for the New York Rangers, Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning. He had just two assists in 37 appearances this season. 





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