The Anaheim Ducks have signed defenseman Danny Syvret to a one-year deal, per Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News:
Former Flyers defenseman Danny Syvret signed a 1-year, two-way contract yesterday to join the Anaheim Ducks.
Syvret, an unrestricted free agent, will earn $600,000 at the NHL level and $105,000 in the AHL. He also fielded offers from Montreal, Pittsburgh, Nashville and San Jose.
Arthur From Anaheim Calling analyzed the deal:
After an impressive junior career culminating in an 81st overall selection in the 2005 Draft by the Edmonton Oilers, Syvret has had trouble cracking an NHL lineup. He played 21 of his 49 total NHL games (logged over three seasons) last year with the Flyers. Known primarily for his offense, Syvret’s 0.95 Pts/60 rating was second only to Pronger in his quarter-season sample. However, defensively, Syvret had the lowest Quality of Competition rating amongst Philadelphia blueliners and the fourth worst GAON/60, contributing to the third worst Corsi Relative to Quality of Competition rating on the team (behind Ryan Parent and Ole-Kristian Tollefsen).
With 272 AHL games, Syvret would be a strong pickup for Anaheim’s Syrcause squad as the team works to build an American League roster after spending last season without an affiliate. However, if the Ducks’ NHL club continues to maintain the current holes they have on defense, Syvret could contend for a roster spot alongside fellow struggling 2005 draft pick Brendan Mikkelson.