Lawrence Pilut



  • DOB: 12/30/1995
  • Ht: 5-11
  • Wt: 194
  • Shoots: L
  • Years on Team: 5
  • Hometown: Tingsryd, Sweden
  • Drafted: Undrafted


Signed a two-year, entry-level NHL contract as an undrafted free agent with the Buffalo Sabres on May 15, 2018. Signed a one-year, two-way NHL contract with the Sabres on July 15, 2022.


2021-22: Spent two seasons with the KHL's Traktor Chelyabinsk, scoring 39 points on seven goals and 32 assists in 97 contests while also produced 10 points (1+9) in 20 postseason contests ... During his final campaign with Chelyabinsk, tallied 11 assists, which finished third among the club’s blueliners, in 40 games


2020-21: In his first season with Traktor, finished second among all defensemen in goals (7), assists (21) and points (28) in a career-high 57 games ... Overall, ranked fourth in assists and fifth in points on the team and was 11th in the KHL among defensemen, respectively

2019-20: In 37 games with the Rochester Americans (AHL), registered six goals and 17 assists for 23 points while also appearing in 13 games with the Buffalo Sabres (NHL) before the COVID-19 Pandemic ... Notched his 100th pro assist against Cleveland on 2/22 ... Appeared in his 300th pro game against Lehigh Valley on 2/21 ... Made his season debut for Buffalo at St. Louis on 1/09 ... Set a new AHL career-high with his fifth goal of the season – and third in seven games – at Toronto on 1/04 ... Named to the North Division All-Star roster for the 2020 AHL All-Star Classic ... Had a three-game point streak (2+3) from 12/20 to 12/27 ... Scored the game-tying goal in the third period and then tallied the primary assist on the game-winner with two seconds remaining in regulation to cap a three-point night (1+2) and a 4-3 win over Belleville on 12/27 ... Had a four-game point streak (1+5) from 11/15 to 11/23 ... Factored in on all three goals with his second three-point effort (1+2) of the season in a 3-2 overtime win over Cleveland on 11/15 ... Had a three-point night (1+2), including the overtime game-winning goal in the 7-6 come-from-behind win at Syracuse on 10/26

2018-19: Split his first pro season in North America between the Buffalo and Rochester ... In 33 games with the Sabres, registered six points (1+6) and tallied 26 points (4+22) with the Amerks ... Played in all three of Rochester’s postseason games against Toronto, recording four shots ... Made his AHL postseason debut in Game 1 of the North Division Semifinals against Toronto on 4/19 ... Scored his first NHL goal, which was also his 100th pro point, in Buffalo’s 5-1 rout over New Jersey on 1/08 ... Named to the North Division All-Star roster for the 2019 Lexus AHL All-Star Classic... Logged 12:48 of ice time in his NHL debut in Buffalo’s 3-2 overtime loss at Florida on 11/30 ... Totaled nine points (1+8) over a season-long seven-game point streak to open the month of November (11/02-11/18) ... Earned first-ever NHL recall from the Sabres on 11/21 ... Tallied a goal and an assist to help the Amerks to turn a 3-1 deficit into a 4-3 come-from-behind win at Hartford on 11/18 ... Recorded 11 points (1+10) over a five-game-point streak from 10/10 to 10/26, including three three-point efforts over that span ... Notched his second consecutive three-assist game against Utica on 10/26 ... Appeared in his 200th pro game at Bridgeport on 10/14 ... Notched his second multi-point effort in three games with a goal and two assists and was +3 in a 6-3 win over Syracuse on 10/10 ... Scored his first goal as an Amerk and added an assist for a two-point night in his AHL debut against Charlotte on 10/05

2017-18: Enjoyed a banner season with HV71 Jonkoping (SweHL) as he set career-highs in goals (8), assists (30) and points (38) in 52 games ... His 30 helpers and 38 points both led the league while his eight markers paced all HV71 defensemen and were second-best in the SweHL ... Skated in a pair of postseason contests ... Was named the SweHL’s Defenseman of the Year (Salming Trophy) ... Served as an assistant captain

2016-17: Appeared in 48 games with HV71 Jonkoping, scoring three goals and nine assists ... During HV71’s Championship winning title, recorded a pair of markers and three helpers in 16 contests

2015-16: Recorded five assists and six points in 21 games in third season with HV71 ... Added a goal and an assist in six playoff contests

2014-15: Notched 11 points (3+8) in 48 outings with Jonkoping while assisting on a pair of goals in four postseason games with HV71

2013-14: Collected four assists in 22 contests in first season in the Swedish Hockey League while being held without a point during the five playoff games


Recorded one assist during Team Sweden’s Under-17 fourth-place finish in 2012


Son of former pro hockey forward Larry Pilut, who appeared in 299 games between Svegs IK and Tingsryds AIF of Sweden … Amassed 478 points (201+277) over a nine-year pro career that included a career-best 67 points (25+42) during his final professional season in 1999-2000

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Player Stats

Regular Season
2022-23 Regular SeasonROC47325280350095000.60
2019-20 Regular SeasonROC37617234200080200.62
2018-19 Regular SeasonROC304222622143070000.87
2023 Calder Cup PlayoffsROC1438119141023100.79
2019 Calder Cup PlayoffsROC3000-20004000.00