Lawrence Pilut

Buffalo Sabres
Photo courtesy of hn.se

Fantasy Summary

Offense-minded defenseman with second-pair upside


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country SWE
Position D
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth December 30, 1995
Height 5‘11”
Weight 179 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

March 2019 – After a December call-up to Buffalo, Pilut has since struggled to stick in the Sabres lineup, being a healthy scratch some games, and getting bottom-pair minutes for others. He has a goal and six points in his 25 games with the Sabres. February 23rd, after a string of press box sittings, Buffalo assigned Pilut down to Rochester to play with the Americans as it seems the best path for his development right now. In his seven games since returning to the AHL, Pilut has scored a goal and added two assists. Hopefully he can get back on track and finish the season on a strong note to carry into the 2019-2020 season. Marcus Griep

December 2018 – Pilut had exploded in the AHL for 22 points in only 16 games before earning a call-up to the Sabres. He lead Rochester in points and registered 19 assists. Since his recall, Pilut has put up two points in five games with Buffalo and played his way into solidifying a spot with the team. Marcus Griep

May 2018 – Lawrence Pilut has signed a two-year entry level contract with the Sabres. Although his HV71 team was quickly eliminated from the SHL playoffs this year, Pilut led all SHL defensemen during the regular season with 38 points in 52 games and was named SHL Defenseman of the Year.  Jokke Nevalainen

March 2018 – Lawrence Pilut is at the top of the SHL defenseman scoring race with 37 points in 49 games, and he’s also leading his team in points. Pilut won the SHL Championship last season with HV71, and they’re on their way to the playoffs again this season. The 22-year-old Pilut is an offense-minded defenseman who plays big minutes in all situations. His skating is good but not great. He’s not a very physical player but uses his smarts to play a solid defensive game. He doesn’t have a heavy shot but is good at finding open lanes to get pucks to the net. Pilut should have multiple NHL offers on his table once his season is over because he’s one of the most interesting free agents available. He could start next season in the NHL if he can quickly adjust to the smaller rink size after only playing in Sweden so far in his career.  Jokke Nevalainen


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Småland TV-Pucken 8 0 3 3 2 |          
  Tingsryds AIF J18 J18 Elit 28 1 6 7 4 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1
 2011-2012 HV71 J18 J18 Elit 22 3 5 8 8 |          
  HV71 J18 J18 Allsvenskan 12 3 4 7 14 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1
  HV71 J20 SuperElit 3 0 1 1 0 |          
  Sweden U17 WHC-17 6 0 1 1 0 |          
  Sweden U17 (all) International-Jr 8 0 1 1 2 |          
 2012-2013 HV71 J18 J18 Elit 8 1 4 5 2 |          
  HV71 J18 J18 Allsvenskan 1 0 2 2 0 |          
  HV71 J20 SuperElit 42 3 18 21 28 | Playoffs 7 1 3 4
  Sweden U18 (all) International-Jr 6 1 2 3 0 |          
 2013-2014 HV71 J20 SuperElit 30 3 15 18 26 | Playoffs 4 1 1 2
  HV71 ET 5 1 1 2 0 |          
  HV71 SHL 22 0 4 4 18 | Playoffs 6 0 0 0
  Sweden U19 (all) International-Jr 4 0 1 1 0 |          
 2014-2015 HV71 J20 SuperElit 2 0 0 0 0 |          
  HV71 Champions HL 4 0 0 0 2 |          
  HV71 SHL 48 3 8 11 10 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0
  Timrå IK Allsvenskan 4 0 2 2 0 |          
  Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 8 2 2 4 0 |          
 2015-2016 HV71 SHL 21 1 5 6 4 | Playoffs 6 1 1 2
 2016-2017 HV71 SHL 48 3 9 12 20 | Playoffs 16 2 3 5
  HV71 Champions HL 7 0 1 1 6 |          
 2017-2018 HV71 SHL 52 8 30 38 22 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0
  HV71 Champions HL 6 0 5 5 0 |          
  Sweden EHT 6 1 0 1 4 |          
  Sweden (all) International 10 1 4 5 6 |          
 2018-2019 Buffalo Sabres NHL 25 1 5 6 18 |          
  Rochester Americans AHL 26 4 21 25 14 |          

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