Chelyabinsk Tractor on its official website announced the completion of an agreement with a 24-year-old Swedish defender Lawrence Pilut. The contract is designed for two years. In the past two seasons, Pilut has played for the Buffalo Sabers in the NHL and for Rochester Americans, the Blade Farm Club in the AHL.
Lawrence spent a total of 46 matches in the NHL, marking 6 points (1 + 5). In the AHL, he has won 67 games and 49 points (10 + 39). “We are glad that Lawrence decided to pursue a career in Tractor,” said sports director of Tractor Roman Belyaev. – He had an offer to stay in the NHL, but we managed to convince him that in Tractor and in the KHL he would be able to get a slightly different role and more playing time. A smart, mobile two-way defender who plays great with the puck. Pilut has good hands and a high level of understanding of hockey. It can be useful when playing in unequal compositions, especially in the majority. Despite the fact that Lawrence is still a fairly young player, he has already been recognized as the best defender of the Swedish championship and twice participated in the AHL All-Star Game. ”It’s worth recalling that“ Buffalo ”didn’t hit among the participants in the additional round of the NHL playoffs, taking 13th place in the regular season, which was completed ahead of schedule due to the coronavirus pandemic.