29-Year-Old Defenseman – Free Agent
Danny Syvret Contract Information:
Became an unrestricted free agent in July 2014.
Syvret was assigned to AHL Hartford on Wednesday.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Syvret posted 42 points and 24 PIMs with Peoria (AHL) in the 2011-12 season while with the Blues organization. He’s been unable to translate those kind of numbers to the NHL, where he has managed seven points in 59 career games. Syvret is unlikely to play in the NHL with any regularity this season, but does have some offensive upside should he ever play a regular role.
Syvret is a but undersized, but makes up for it with good hockey sense on both ends of the ice and his strong skating. He'll likely start out the season in the AHL, but should have his name called a few times throughout the course of the season if/when injuries hit the Oilers.
Syvret will warrant a long look from the Oilers during training camp. He's a bit on the small side for a defenseman, but plays solid game on both ends of the ice. See how he progresses during preseason.
A solid blueline prospect for Edmonton. Needs to learn to shoot more if he wants to earn a regular shift in the NHL. Will likely reside in the AHL this year.