In a chat with the Saratogian, after he was traded to the Rangers, Danny Syvret said that he is looking forward to a fresh start with a new organization and that he is looking to give himself the best possible chance to make the team out of training camp.
He added that if he is assigned to the Whale he will embrace the role of being a mentor to the young players
Michael Cignoli, of the Saratogian, writes that Syvret is an elite AHL defenseman who can play important minutes, run a power play and lead by example.
His coach with the Flyers AHL team, former NHL coach Terry Murray said of Syvret”he’s one of the players on the back end that has that double, triple option when he has the puck on his stick. He can see the different open guys under pressure and he does a very good job on breakouts. He does a very good job on the transition.”
Murray added that Syvret is a big mentor to young players and sets the proper kind of example.
Syvret told the Wolf Pack website that he looks to add offense on the blue line and that he thinks the style that he plays is similar to that of Brian Leetch.
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In The Hockey News, they look at Danny Syvret’s positives, negatives and what his career potential is.
They say that Syvret is “extremely smart,” can move the puck quickly and has a lot of offensive skills. They also say that he isn’t physical enough and won’t be able to dominate as an offensive player like he did in juniors or score at the rate he has in the AHL.
They list his career potential as a journeyman, depth defenseman.
Broad Street Hockey, a Flyers blog, said that Syvret never really got a chance in Philly and that he is fringe defenseman in the NHL but a top-pairing guy in the AHL.
Syvret was known to be a PP guy for the Flyers AHL team and he had been known to lay out the plans for what he wanted the PP to do.
He told a local paper that he thinks this trade will give him another chance at playing in the NHL.
The Saratogian said that he was the reason why the Phantoms PP turned around mid-way through last season.
The Rangers acquired Syvret yesterday in a trade and sent Kris Newbury to Philly.
Adam Rotter: Syvret is another depth player, but he provides a different skill set, offense rather than size and defense, than Justin Falk. It is also a key factor that he is on a two-way contract though he still needs to clear waivers to be sent down. The most games he has played at the NHL level is 21, with the Flyers in 09-10, and he last played in the NHL in 10-11 when he played four games for Philly.
The Rangers have traded Kris Newbury to the Flyers for defenseman Danny Syvret.
Syvret, 28, is on a two-way contract for next season with an AHL salary of $275,000 and an NHL cap hit of $587,000.
He is 5-11, 205 and a left handed shot.
He has 59 games of NHL experience and over 480 in the AHL, where he has 46 goals and 206 assists.
Syvret was a 2004-05 teammate of Dan Girardi’s with the London Knights.
From the Flyers release, “Syvret, 28 (6/13/1985) recorded six goals and 34 assists for 40 points in 76 games last season for the Flyers’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms, in his fourth stint with the Flyers organization. He has appeared in 483 AHL games in his career, scoring 46 goals and adding 206 assists for 252 points along with 236 PIM. In 59 career NHL appearances with the Flyers, Anaheim and Edmonton, Syvret has posted three goals and four assists for seven points, including his first career NHL goal in the 2010 NHL Winter Classic vs. Boston. He also appeared in 10 playoff games for the Flyers in 2011. “
This is the first trade between the Rangers and Flyers since March 8, 2004 when the Rangers sent Vladimir Malakhov to Philly for Rick Kozak and a 2005 second round pick. The Rangers sent that pick to Atlanta. That pick was used to allow the Rangers to move up from 16 to 12 in the 2005 draft and select Marc Staal.
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