Frederick Nelson Pyatt
Center
Left-Handed Shot
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 175 pounds
Born: 9.9.53 Port Arthur, Ontario
How he arrived: Signed as a free agent from the Washington Capitals, 9.1.76
How he left: Retired 1.79
How he returned: Rejoined the team during training camp, 9.79
How he left again: Signed as a free agent with ERB Selb (Germany 2nd Division) after the 79-80
season
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1976-77
COL
77
23
22
45
-17
20
158
2
2
4
0
0
0
4
1977-78
COL
71
9
12
21
-23
8
87
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
1978-79
COL
28
2
2
4
-17
2
34
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1979-80
COL
13
5
0
5
-5
2
20
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Franchise
Career Totals
 
199
39
36
75
-62
32
299
3
2
5
0
0
0
4
Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Pyatt came out as a surprise support scorer with the Capitals, and that continued for his first season with the Rockies.
Trivia moment: He was also the first Rockie to score a game-winning goal in that game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

There were some concerns with his defensive play, however, which had been speculated as to why the Caps didn't resign
him and why he didn't have more suitors.

His offensive play dipped considerably in the 78-79 season, and he decided to retire midseason. But by the next training
camp, though, he was trying it again. He would spend most of the season in Fort Worth, though, but there, he was able
to contribute offensively again.

He finished his career in Europe before retiring for good in 1983.

He is the father of former Canuck and Coyote Taylor Pyatt (who is now retired) and current Senator Tom Pyatt.
Entry Draft: 1973 Third Round Pick (39th overall) by the
Detroit Red Wings