For the second time in two days on Monday the Rangers made a trade to help build up the depth at the defense position within the organization. One day after picking up 24 year old Justin Falk from Minnesota, the Rangers acquired 28 year-old defenseman Danny Syvret from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for veteran forward Kris Newbury.
Syvret, who was originally selected in the third round of the 2005 NHL Draft by the Edmonton Oilers, has appeared in 59 NHL games, scoring three goals and totaling seven points, while accumulating 30 penalty minutes. His first career NHL goal came as a member of the Flyers during the 2010 Winter Classic against the Boston Bruins.
Along with his 59 games played in the NHL regular season, Syvret also appeared in ten games during the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs with the Flyers. He has played NHL games for the Oilers, Flyers, and Anaheim Ducks in his career. He also has 483 games of experience at the AHL level, where last season he totaled 40 points (6-34-40) in 76 games with the Flyers farm club in Adirondack.
Syvret was a member of Canad's gold-medal winning team at the 2005 World Junior Championships, and, in fact, he scored the winning goal in the gold medal game.
The rugged Newbury recorded 62 points (20-42-62) in 70 games with the Connecticut Whale last season. He also notched an assist in six games played with the Rangers. Newbury joined the Rangers organization during the 2009-10 season and played primarily in the minor leagues, though he did appear in 24 games in that span with the Blueshirts, racking up 68 penalty minutes.
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