By Bob Crawford
Twenty-eight-year-old defenseman Danny Syvret, a veteran of eight seasons in pro hockey, came to the New York Ranger organization July 1, in a trade with the Philadelphia Flyers for Kris Newbury. Syvret, who had spent much of the previous five seasons in the Philadelphia organization, had been through the process of being traded before, but is particularly enthused about coming into the Ranger fold.
“I’m pretty excited,” he said. “For me, I’ve sort of jumped around a bit on a couple of different teams, so it’s nothing really new to me, but every new team you go to is exciting. I went to Ranger (training) camp when I was 19, and one of my close buddies, Brandon Prust, was a player for the Rangers and I still keep in touch with (former Junior hockey teammate) Dan Girardi and Mike Del Zotto, so I’ll have some familiar faces when I come to camp.”
Syvret and Girardi enjoyed great success together in the Ontario Hockey League, winning a Memorial Cup, the cha...