Danny Syvret is back in Philly and the orange & black.
According to Frank Seravalli, the Philadelphia Flyers have traded forwards Pat Maroon and David Laliberte to the Anaheim Ducks in a four-player trade that brings Danny Syvret back to Philadelphia along with 22-year-old center Rob Bordson.
Syvret, who has played in six games this year with Anaheim, played in 21 games with the orange and black last season. You may remember him most for scoring the Flyers’ lone goal in the Winter Classic in Boston on New Years Day.
The 25-year-old was originally acquired by Philadelphia from the Edmonton Oilers in the summer of 2008 in exchange for Ryan Potulny. Syvret played mostly for the Philadelphia/Adirondack Phantoms in his two seasons under team control.
In 90 games playing for the Phantoms, Syvret was a point machine as he recorded eight goals and 53 assists for 70 points. He also quarterbacked the power play as he scored 11 times on the man advantage for the Phantoms.
Syvret fell victim to the numbers game in Anaheim as they have too many defenseman playing for their AHL affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch. He has four assists and is a -5 in eight games with Syracuse.
Bordson was signed by the Ducks after his junior season playing for the University of Minnesota-Duluth where he registered a point per game. Bordon scored 12 goals and 28 assists in 40 games with the Bulldogs in his junior season.
Before his junior season, Bordson never really enjoyed much success in his collegiate playing days as he had only seven points in 42 games in his freshman and sophomore years, but he did have a productive season in the USHL.
Playing for the Cedar Rapids Rough Riders in 2006-07, Bordson scored 35 points (six goals, 35 assists) in 47 games.
Bordson, who has an AHL salary of $67,500, has only three points in 15 games with the Crunch this season.
Three weeks after he was dismissed from the Phantoms for behavior issues, the Flyers finally was able to trade Maroon. At 6’4″, 225-pounds, Maroon was the leading scorer for Adirondack at the time of his dismissal.
Philadelphia’s sixth round pick in 2007, Maroon had a promising future with the orange and black, but behavior issues and his unwillingness to listen to the Flyers’ advice to lose weight led to him getting traded.
Maroon, who scored 95 points in 64 games with the London Knights before being drafted, had five goals and three assists for eight points in nine games for the Phantoms this season. Last year, he scored 11 goals and 44 points and two seasons ago, he recorded 23 goals and 31 assists for 54 points.
Whether it was Maroon or the Phantoms ex-coach Greg Gilbert, something happened in Glen Falls that led to Maroon getting sent home. Gilbert was fired days later.
Laliberte, 24, has some NHL experience as he skated in 11 games with the Flyers last season where he scored three goals and an assist. He filled in for injuries at times last year, and was very impressive in doing so.
For the Phantoms, Laliberte gathered plenty of points four years in the AHL.
The St. Liboire, Quebec native has 112 points in 182 games in Adirondack. This year, he was the team’s second leading scorer with three goals and six assists for nine points. Yeah, that tells you how bad the Phantoms have been.
The last two years, Laliberte has been a consistent goal scorer for the Phantoms as he scored 28 in 2008-09 and 18 in 2009-10. Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren told Sam Carchidi that he “hated the part with Laliberte, he likes the experience Syvret brings and he is high on Bordson."
Laliberte looks to have some NHL potential, and he may get a chance to crack Anaheim's roster at some point this season, but for now, he'll provide depth up front for Syracuse.
For the Flyers, Syvret will add more depth on defense to a team that already has eight defenseman once Matt Walker returns from injury on the NHL roster.
Syvret makes it nine.