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“There was no one day that I was suddenly ready to move on. It just comes and goes, and you learn to live with it. I still struggle every day. I still think about Carly every day. But I’m not as emotional as I was. I can smile and laugh about the good times we had. I love playing hockey, and I’m excited about this team and its chances. I’m looking forward to getting that happiness and joy back in my life.”
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from Jim Gintonio of the Arizona Republic,
He said he needed a fresh start, and he’s getting that with the Coyotes, who signed him as a free agent.
“It’s been kind of a tough six months for me,” he said. “I went through a tough year on the ice last year and went through some tragedy in my personal life.
“Now I’m just looking to sort of getting my career back on track and coming down here with a new team, a young team. I think it will be good for me, and I’m looking forward to the opportunity here.”
GLENDALE, ARIZONA—Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed left wing Taylor Pyatt to a one-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Pyatt, 28, recorded 10-9-19 and 43 penalty minutes (PIM) in 69 games with the Vancouver Canucks last season while also appearing in four playoff games for the Canucks. The 6-foot-4, 230-pound Pyatt has registered 91-100-191 and 315 PIM in 532 career NHL games with Vancouver, Buffalo and the New York Islanders. He has also collected 2-9-11 in 30 career postseason contests.
from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,
Many of us are defined by the work we do, and Taylor Pyatt of the Vancouver Canucks counts himself in that group as well. Pyatt was back at work for the first time in a month on Tuesday — and it was exactly the right thing to do at this moment of his young life.
Pyatt lost his fiancée, Carly Bragnalo, just over a month ago to a traffic accident in Jamaica, where she was vacationing. It was a tragedy that turned his life upside down.
“For the first few days, I wasn’t sure if I would even get back on skates this season,” Pyatt said yesterday after the Canucks’ practice. “As time passed by and the weeks went by, and I got back to Vancouver, I just took it one step at a time.”
The Vancouver Canucks talk about the tragic death of Taylor Pyatt’s fiancee, Carly Bragnalo.
The Vancouver Province has details of the accident.
The Vancouver Canucks will be without the services of Taylor Pyatt for an indefinite period of time after the winger suffered a broken right foot in Friday’s loss to the Edmonton Oilers.
The injury looked to happen late in the second period when Pyatt’s right skate caught a Willie Mitchell slap shot from in front of the Canucks net.