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Veteran NHLer Pyatt signs in Swiss league

New York Rangers v Florida Panthers

SUNRISE, FL - NOVEMBER 27: Taylor Pyatt #14 of the New York Rangers skates prior to the game against the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center on November 27, 2013 in Sunrise, Florida. The Rangers defeated the Panthers 5-2. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Taylor Pyatt

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After a lengthy NHL career, Taylor Pyatt is headed overseas.

The former Islander, Sabre, Canuck, Coyote, Ranger and Penguin has signed with Geneve-Servette of Switzerland’s National League A, the club announced on Thursday. Pyatt, 32, split last season between New York and Pittsburgh, racking up four goals and five points in 56 games.

A first-round pick of the Islanders (eighth overall) in 1999, Pyatt never materialized as the high-scoring power forward many expected him to be after a standout junior career with OHL Sudbury. His best NHL season came in 2006-07 with Vancouver, when he scored a career-high 23 goals and 37 points, chipping in with another six points in 12 playoff games.

It was in Vancouver, though, where Pyatt suffered terrible tragedy as his fiancee died in a car crash during the 2008-09 campaign. Pyatt left the Canucks the following season and enjoyed two good campaigns in Phoenix, scoring 30 goals for the Coyotes from 2009-11.