Danny Syvret (born June 13, 1985) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman who played 59 games in the National Hockey League (NHL). Syvret was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the third round (81st overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
June 13, 1985|
Millgrove, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||202 lb (92 kg; 14 st 6 lb)|
Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers
81st overall, 2005|
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 fifth 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.
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.
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. 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 by the Flyers to the New York Rangers in exchange for Forward Kris Newbury. He was assigned to AHL affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack for the duration of the 2013–14 season, leading all Wolf Pack defenceman with 47 points in 76 games.
At the beginning of the 2014–15 season, Syvret as an unsigned free agent agreed to a try-out contract with the Iowa Wild on October 17, 2014. Syvret competed in 58 games with the Wild, producing 18 points before he was released from his try-out contract and signed to another try-out contract with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on March 9, 2015.
On December 18, 2015, Syvret agreed to a professional try-out contract (PTO) with the Vancouver Canucks' AHL affiliate, the Utica Comets. He produced 4 points in 10 games with the Comets before on January 27, 2016, Kölner Haie of the German top flight Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) signed Syvret for the remainder of the 2015–16 season. In the off-season, Syret opted to continue in Germany, signing as a free agent with the Nürnberg Ice Tigers on May 25, 2016.
Following a year and a half in Germany, Syvret left as a free agent in the off-season and returned to Canada, ending his professional playing career with the intention to pursue a financial career on September 7, 2017.
|World Under-17 Championships|
|World Junior Championships|
|2005 Grand Forks|
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's younger brother, Corey Syvret, was drafted by the Florida Panthers and currently is a referee in the American Hockey League after a seven year playing career in the ECHL. Danny's elder brother Dave Syvret Jr played with the Florida Everblades (ECHL).
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|2006–07||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||57||4||16||20||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||76||9||37||46||34||—||—||—||—||—|
|2016–17||Nürnberg Ice Tigers||DEL||52||3||17||20||24||13||0||4||4||6|
Awards and honoursEdit
|First All-Rookie Team||2003|
|London Knights Rookie of the Year||2003|
|London Knights Scholastic Player of the Year||2003|
|West All-Star Team||2005|
|First All-Star Team||2005|
|Max Kaminsky Trophy||2005|
|CHL Defenceman of the Year||2005|
|Memorial Cup All-Star Team||2005|
|Memorial Cup (London Knights)||2005|
|First All-Star Team||2009|
- "Flyers Recall Syrvet Under Emergency Conditions". Yahoo! Sports. March 26, 2009. Retrieved March 27, 2009.[permanent dead link]
- FLYERS, DUCKS COMPLETE FOUR-PLAYER TRADE TSN, November 21, 2010
- Rivermen get elite defenseman via Blues - Peoria, IL - pjstar.com
- "Rangers Acquire Defenseman Syvret From Flyers For Newbury". CBS News New York. July 2013. Retrieved July 1, 2013.
- "Iowa Wild sign Danny Syvret to PTO". Iowa Wild. October 17, 2014. Archived from the original on October 20, 2014. Retrieved October 17, 2014.
- "Penguins sign Danny Syvret to try-out deal". Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. March 9, 2015. Archived from the original on March 11, 2015. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
- "Kolner Haie secure defenseman Danny Syvret". Deutsche Eishockey Liga (in German). February 13, 2016. Archived from the original on January 30, 2016. Retrieved February 13, 2016.
- "Ice Tigers sign Danny Syvret". Nürnberg Ice Tigers. May 25, 2016. Archived from the original on July 12, 2016. Retrieved May 25, 2016.
- "London Knights ex-captain Danny Syvret plans hockey retirement". London Free Press. September 7, 2017. Retrieved September 7, 2017.