On Monday, the Philadelphia Flyers executed a trade with the New York Rangers that would send Flyers’ defenseman Danny Syvret to the New York Rangers in exchange for Rangers’ forward Kris Newbury. Although I don’t think that this is a significant trade what so ever i say that this can make an impact on each team’s affiliate AHL squad.
Kris Newbury played with Connecticut Whale in the 2012-2013 season last year. Newbury had 0 goals and 42 assists last year in 62 games with the club, which is actually quite impressive. Newbury, though, changes his style once with the NHL team as he is known as an enforcer when in the NHL but is known as a playmaker and goal scorer in the AHL.
Danny Syvret, who is known most for being the Flyers only goal scorer in the 2008 Winter Classic vs. the Bruins, has been shipped around rather frequently. The Flyers acquired him from Edmonton, planning on using him as a depth defenseman. The Flyers later traded him to Anaheim after the 2008 season and the Flyers later got him back as a free agent just last season. Syvret has been used as a depth defeseman in his career, usually filling in for injured defensemen. He had 6 goals and 34 assists for 40 points last season with the Adirondack Phantoms, arguably the best defenseman for the the Flyers’ AHL affiliate squad.