By Bob Crawford
The Connecticut Whale’s Logan Pyett has always been a defenseman throughout his pro career, and thinks of himself as such.
He has also always been a productive source of offense from the backline, though, having put up 145 points in 288 career AHL games with the Grand Rapids Griffins prior to joining the Whale, and having led Connecticut blueliners in points for most of this season.
Mindful of that offensive acumen, the Whale coaching staff moved Pyett up to forward recently, when the Whale found itself short of bodies up front. The change for Pyett started in Connecticut’s two wins up in St. John’s, Newfoundland two weekends ago, and continued through the team’s three-victory performance at home this past weekend.
Despite his good offensive instincts, Pyett admitted to feeling a little bit like a fish out of water after being shifted off the blueline.
“It’s definitely been different, kind of being a rover and playing all over, but I’m getting a ...