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Lawrence Pilut

Born:Dec 30, 1995Draft: Undrafted
Hometown:Tingsryd, SWEPosition:Defense
Known For:2x AHL All-Star Game
(2019, 2020)
National Team:SwedenCurrent Team:Buffalo Sabres

Lawrence Pilut (born December 30, 1995) is a Swedish ice hockey player, currently under contract with the Buffalo Sabres. Pilut went undrafted at the NHL level, but played his way into the NHL after winning the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) Championship in 2017 and following it up by winning SHL Defenseman of the Year in 2018. After spending seven years in Sweden — all with the HV71 program — he made his North American debut in the 2018-19 season, splitting the year between the American Hockey League (AHL) and the NHL.

Lawrence Pilut Buffalo Sabres
Lawrence Pilut, Buffalo Sabres (Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)

In two seasons with the Sabres organization, Pilut earned 46 games in the NHL, playing out the remainder of his time with the Rochester Americans. After earning back-to-back AHL All-Star Game nods, he spent the following two seasons in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), playing for Traktor Chelyabinsk. Internationally, Pilut has represented Sweden on two occasions, finishing 4th in the 2012 World U-17 Hockey Challenge and 9th in the 2021 Ice Hockey World Championships.

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  • TV-Pucken Silver Medal (2011)
  • J20 SuperElit (South) Most Assists by Defenseman (14) (2013)
  • 2x J20 SM Gold Medal (2013, 2014)
  • J20 SuperElit Playoffs MVP (2014)
  • SHL Champion (2017)
  • SHL Defenseman of the Year (2018)
  • SHL Most Assists by Defenseman (30) (2018)
  • SHL Most Points by Defenseman (38) (2018)
  • Swedish Defenseman of the Year (Salming Trophy) (2018)
  • 2x AHL All-Star Game (2019, 2020)