Danny Syvret

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Danny Syvret
Born (1985-06-13) June 13, 1985 (age 29)
Millgrove, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 202 lb (92 kg; 14 st 6 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Free Agent
Edmonton Oilers
Philadelphia Flyers
Anaheim Ducks
NHL Draft 81st overall, 2005
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 2005–present

Danny Syvret (born June 13, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenseman who is currently an unrestricted free agent who was most recently under contract to the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League. Syvret was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the 3rd round (81st overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Syvret grew up in Millgrove, Ontario playing much of his minor hockey with the Flamborough Sabres, and the Halton Hurricanes of the OMHA South Central AAA League.

After his rookie season with the Cambridge Winterhawks Jr. B, Syvret was selected in the 5th round (85th overall) in the 2001 OHL Draft, by the London Knights. In the 2001-02 season Syvret was returned to the Cambridge Winterhawks Jr.B. team of the OHA Midwestern Ontario League.

Syvret spent his junior career with the London Knights of the OHL, eventually being named team captain. In his final year of junior hockey, he was Captain of a powerhouse team that broke numerous junior hockey records and won the 2005 Memorial Cup, and is considered one of the most dominant junior teams in history. Syvret was the recipient of the OHL and CHL Defenceman Of The Year in 2005. Danny also made another mark on history when he was part of the Canadian World Junior team that won the gold medal in 2005, tallying the game-winning goal.

Syvret made his professional debut with the Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL, but was called up to the NHL just seven games into the 2005–06 NHL season because of injuries to Oilers defencemen Cory Cross, Marc-André Bergeron and Igor Ulanov. On February 26, 2007, Syvret was recalled by the Oilers after spending the majority of the season with the Grand Rapids Griffins. Syvret finished the 2006–07 season with the Oilers.

On June 6, 2008, he was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Ryan Potulny. He was sent to the Philadelphia Phantoms in the American Hockey League but was recalled by the Flyers on March 26, 2009.[1]

Syvret scored his first NHL goal at the 2010 NHL Winter Classic when the Boston Bruins defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 in overtime at Fenway Park.

Syvret signed with the Anaheim Ducks to a one-year deal on July 21, 2010, valued at $600,000 at the NHL level. Four months later on November 21, 2010, Syvret was traded back to the Flyers in a minor four player deal that saw Syvret and Rob Bordson sent to Philadelphia and David Laliberte and Patrick Maroon sent to Anaheim. Bordson and Syvret were immediately sent down to the Adirondack Phantoms of the AHL.[2]

On August 7, 2011, Syvret signed a two-way contract with the St. Louis Blues who assigned him to play with their top AHL affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen.[3] On March 23, 2012, he was placed on re-entry waivers by the Blues, for the purpose of being recalled.

On July 3, 2012, Syvret joined the Flyers' organization for a third time when he signed a two-year deal.

On July 1, 2013, Syvret was traded to the New York Rangers in exchange for Forward Kris Newbury.[4]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Competitor for Canada Canada
Men's ice hockey
World Under-17 Championships
Bronze 2002 Manitoba
World Junior Championships
Gold 2005 Grand Forks
Spengler Cup
Silver 2006 Davos
Gold 2007 Davos

Danny won a bronze medal at the Under-17 Championship alongside London Knight teammates Corey Perry and Dylan Hunter. He helped lead Canada to a gold medal in the 2005 IIHF World Juniors, notching the game-winning goal.

Danny was a member of the 2006 Canadian National team that captured a silver medal at the Spengler Cup. He is also a member of the 2007 team who captured gold.

Family[edit]

Danny's younger brother, Corey Syvret, was drafted by the Florida Panthers and currently plays in the American Hockey League with the Toronto Marlies. Danny's older brother Dave Syvret Jr played with the Florida Everblades (ECHL)

Awards[edit]

  • 2002–03 - OHL - First All-Rookie Team
  • 2002–03 - OHL - London Knights Rookie of the Year
  • 2002–03 - OHL - London Knights Scholastic Player of the Year
  • 2004–05 - OHL - Western Conference All-Star Team
  • 2004–05 - OHL - First All-Star Team
  • 2004–05 - OHL - Max Kaminsky Trophy (Defenceman Of The Year)
  • 2004–05 - CHL - Dewalt Top Defenceman Award (Defenceman of the Year)
  • 2004–05 - CHL - Memorial Cup - All-Star Team

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Cambridge Winterhawks MWJHL 43 6 41 47 23
2002–03 London Knights OHL 68 8 14 22 31 14 1 6 7 11
2003–04 London Knights OHL 68 3 28 31 32 15 1 6 7 4
2004–05 London Knights OHL 62 23 46 69 33 18 5 15 20 4
2005–06 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 62 0 20 20 38
2005–06 Edmonton Oilers NHL 10 0 0 0 6
2006–07 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 57 4 16 20 16
2006–07 Edmonton Oilers NHL 16 0 1 1 6
2007–08 Springfield Falcons AHL 36 1 7 8 14
2007–08 Hershey Bears AHL 27 1 11 12 29 5 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 76 12 45 57 44 4 0 1 1 0
2008–09 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Adirondack Phantoms AHL 15 5 8 13 6
2009–10 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 21 2 2 4 12
2010–11 Anaheim Ducks NHL 6 1 1 2 4
2010–11 Syracuse Crunch AHL 8 0 4 4 11
2010–11 Adirondack Phantoms AHL 51 10 26 36 27
2010–11 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 4 0 0 0 2 10 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Peoria Rivermen AHL 75 7 35 42 24
2012–13 Adirondack Phantoms AHL 76 6 34 40 27
2013–14 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 76 9 37 46 34
NHL totals 59 3 4 7 30 10 0 0 0 0

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2002 Canada Ontario WHC17 6 1 3 4 4
2005 Canada WJC 6 1 2 3 2
2007 Canada SC 5 0 1 1 2
2008 Canada SC 5 0 1 1 4
Junior totals 12 2 5 7 6

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