News: Rangers Trade Kris Newbury For Defenseman Danny Syvret

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.

Flyers media guide entry, video and Rangers press release below

Flyers Media Guide:

2010-11: Posted career highs in goals, assists and points and finished second among all AHL defensemen in scoring… Named a first-team AHL All-Star and was the winner of the Barry Ashbee Award as Phantoms Defenseman of the Year… Returned to the Phantoms on March 23… recalled to the Flyers on March 17th and appeared in two games, his first in the NHL since 2007… Scored a goal and received second star honors in a 2-1 win vs. Bridgeport on Feb. 8th… represented the Phantoms on the Canadian squad at the 2009 AHL All-Star Classic… Recorded a plus-four rating in a 5-2 win vs. Lowell on Dec. 19… Named Toyota Phantoms Player of the Month for October… Equaled his career season- high with his 20th point on Nov. 23 in Bridgeport… recorded a point in seven consecutive games from Oct. 25 – Nov. 8 ( posted a three-point game and earned second star honors in a 5-4 loss to Hershey on Oct. 17. 2007-08: Began the season in Springfield, where he appeared in 36 games before being loaned to Hershey… Scored a total of two goals and 18 assists for 20 points…2006-07: Split the season between Edmonton and AHL Grand Rapids… Scored first career NHL point with an assist at Calgary on April 7…2005-06: Split season between Edmonton and Hamilton… made NHL debut at St. Louis on Nov. 4…Was plus or even in seven of his 10 NHL games…Juniors: Captained the London Knights to the 2005 Memorial Cup championship and a 59-7-2 regular season record…Was fifth on the team in scoring…Named to 2005 Memorial Cup all-tournament team…Named the CHL and OHL defenseman of the year and was named to both the CHL and OHL first-allstar teams…Won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2005 IIHF World Junior Championship on a team that included current Flyers Braydon Coburn, Jeff Carter and Mike Richards.

Rangers Press Release:

NEW YORK, July 1, 2013 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has acquired defenseman Danny Syvret from Philadelphia in exchange for forward Kris Newbury.

Syvret, 28, registered six goals and 34 assists for 40 points, along with 34 penalty minutes in 76 games last season with the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Adirondack Phantoms. He led the Phantoms in assists, ranked second in points, tied for third in power play goals (five), and tied for first among team defensemen in goals. He also led Adirondack with a career-high, 194 shots on goal. Syvret finished the season among the league leaders in scoring by defensemen, ranking seventh in points and tying for third in assists.

The 5-11, 205-pounder has skated in 483 career AHL contests over eight seasons with the Hamilton Bulldogs, Grand Rapids Griffins, Springfield Falcons, Hershey Bears, Philadelphia Phantoms, Syracuse Crush, Peoria Rivermen, and Adirondack, registering 46 goals and 206 assists for 252 points, along with 243 penalty minutes. He established AHL career-highs in games played (76), goals (12), assists (45), points (57), plus/minus rating (plus-seven), power play goals (eight), and penalty minutes (44) with Philadelphia in 2008-09. Syvret finished second among AHL defensemen in scoring that season, and skated in the 2009 AHL All-Star Classic. He was also named a First-Team AHL All-Star following the season.

The Millgrove, Ontario native has skated in 59 NHL contests over five seasons with the Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers, and Anaheim Ducks, registering three goals and four assists for seven points, along with 30 penalty minutes. Syvret tallied his first career NHL point with an assist at Calgary on April 7, 2007, and made his NHL debut at St. Louis on November 4, 2005.

Prior to turning professional, Syvret skated in four seasons with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), captaining the team to the 2005 Memorial Cup championship after posting a 59-7-2 regular season record. He was named to the 2005 Memorial Cup all-tournament team, named the CHL and OHL defenseman of the year, and was named to both the CHL and OHL First All-Star Teams. Syvret also captured a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2005 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Syvret was originally selected by Edmonton in the third round, 81st overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

Newbury, 31, split last season between the Rangers and the Connecticut Whale, tallying one assist in six games with the Blueshirts and 62 points (20 goals, 42 assists) in 70 games with the Whale. He was acquired by the Rangers from Detroit in exchange for Jordan Owens on March 3, 2010.