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Two-stint defenseman Danny Syvret was born on June 13, 1985 in Millgrove, Ontario. The 6-foot, 202-pounder was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the third round (81st overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

Prior to turning professional, Syvret was an important contributor to Team Canada's gold medal-winning team at the 2004-05 World Junior Championships. That year, he also enjoyed an excellent Ontario Hockey League season for the London Knights, producing 23 goals and 69 points in 62 games during the regular season and 20 points (five goals, 15 assists) in 18 playoff games. At the pro level, Syvret shuttled between the American Hockey League and National Hockey League multiple times but primarily played in the AHL. After breaking into the NHL with Edmonton, he was traded to the Flyers for forward Ryan Potulny on June 6, 2008.

During the 2008-09 season, Syvret was an impact offensive defenseman for the Philadelphia Phantoms (12 goals, 57 points in 76 games) and dressed in a pair of NHL games for the Flyers. In 2009-10, Syvret dressed in 21 games for the Flyers. Most notably, he scored the lone Philadelphia goal in the Flyers' 2-1 overtime loss to the Boston Bruins at the 2010 Winter Classic at Fenway Park.

Syvret joined the Anaheim Ducks organization for the 2010-11 season but soon was back in the Flyers fold. On November 21, 2010, the Flyers traded Patrick Maroon and David Laliberte to the Ducks in exchange for Syvret and Rob Bordson.

Syvret mostly played for the Phantoms, now in Adirondack, during the 2010-11 season. However, after appearing in just four regular season games for the Flyers that year, he wound up dressing in 10 of the team's 11 games in the 2011 playoffs. Following the 2010-11 season, Syvret moved on again. He subsequently played for numerous AHL teams and also played in Germany during the 2015-16 season.