Both Newbury and Syvret are at best depth players who have spent more time in the AHL than they have at the NHL level. Newbury, 31 years of age, has recorded a total of 439 points, 142 goals and 297 assists in 599 career AHL games while Syvret, 28 years of age, has produced a total of 252 points, 46 goals and 206 assists in 483 career AHL games.
At the NHL level, Newbury has only played a total of 72 games in seven seasons, his last three with the Rangers. In those 72 games, Newbury only has four goals and five assists. He is coming off of a season with the Rangers where he played six games and recorded zero goals and one assist. Syvret at the NHL level has only played a total of 59 games in five seasons recording three goals and four assists during that span, with zero points this past season in only four games with the Flyers.
Does this deal have any deeper meaning from a Rangers’ standpoint? Probably not, but who knows? With the Rangers’ acquisitions of defensemen Justin Falk and now Danny Syvret in back to back days, maybe, and I say just maybe, the Rangers are loading up on defensemen for depth because they are trading either Michael Del Zotto or Marc Staal soon, which rumors of them possibly getting dealt have been circulating these past couple of days. This probably is not the case, however it is something very interesting to talk about and fun to speculate on since you would think with the Rangers right up against the salary cap that a substantial or bigger move is inevitable.