Meet Logan Pyett

Logan Pyett was drafted by Detroit in the 7th round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.  He is a defenseman who orginally hails from Regina, Saskatchewan.  He’s listed at 5’10 and 199 lbs.  Pyett was one of the players recently assigned to Grand Rapids by the Detroit Red Wings this week.  He’s only 22 and looks to have a bright future ahead of him.  He has spent the past two season with the Griffins and has accumulated 12 goals and 44 points in 141 games played thus far.

As reported by the Leader-Post, news source from Pyett’s home town of Regina, he understands that to road to Winged Wheel takes time:

“Detroit has had success in the past taking time with their prospects, really good prospects, guys who were more highly touted than I was and have been in the minors for a few years. It has worked out very well for them. As much as I want to try to get up there as fast as I can, I know I have developing I need to get done and Detroit is great in helping young guys like myself along in that respect.”–Logan Pyett


That’s the absolute best attitude a prospect can have – especially one drafted in the seventh round.  Pyett is known for his smooth skating, something that former Griffs Brett Lebda and Derek Meech were known for back in their days in the AHL…

Well it didn’t really work out for Meech and Lebda in Detroit – though Lebda got his payday thanks to Brian Burke and the Toronto Maple Leafs.  Meech, on the other hand, is sitting on the sidelines with a concussion when he should be out on the ice fighting for a spot on the team.

But Pyett seems to have a grasp on the situation in terms of work ethic and patience that is involved with climbing the ranks in Detroit’s organ-i-zation.  He just needs to stick with it and wait for his opportunity:

“I’m not going to question (the Red Wings’ wisdom).  They’ll know when I’m ready. They have a veteran skilled lineup. I know I wouldn’t be able to jump in there and contribute like they have guys contributing in their lineup right now. I’m just trying to be patient and trying to improve. When they think I’m ready they’ll give me a chance.”–Logan Pyett

Good luck to you, kid.