Glens Falls, NY - The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have acquired 6-2, 190-lb forward Rob Bordson and 5-11, 203-lb defenseman Danny Syvret from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for forwards Patrick Maroon and David Laliberte, according to general manager Paul Holmgren. Bordson and Syvret will both report to the Flyers' American Hockey League affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms.
Syvret, 25 (6/13/85), returns to the Flyers organization, where he played for the past two seasons. He signed as a free agent with Anaheim in the offseason and has appeared in six games for the Ducks this year, recording a goal and an assist. He also has four assists in eight games for Syracuse this season.
Syvret appeared in 21 games for the Flyers last season, scoring two goals and adding two assists for four points. One of the goals came in the NHL Winter Classic against the Boston Bruins at Fenway Park, where Syvret posted his first NHL goal and the only one of the game for the Flyers. He also appeared in 15 games for the Phantoms last season, where he had five goals and eight assists.
During the 2008-09 campaign, Syvret finished second among all AHL defensemen with 12 goals and 45 assists for 57 points in 76 games for the Phantoms during the team's final year in Philadelphia and also represented the team at the 2009 AHL All-Star Classic in Worcester where he recorded three assists. He also appeared in two games for the Flyers. He was Edmonton's third-round selection (81st overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, and was originally acquired by the Flyers from the Oilers on June 6, 2008 in exchange for Ryan Potulny.
Syvret was captain of the Memorial Cup Champion London Knights in 2004-05 and broke into professional hockey the following season with the Hamilton Bulldogs in the AHL. He played in 26 games for the Edmonton Oilers in the NHL from 2005-07 and has also had AHL stints with the Hershey Bears, Springfield Falcons and Grand Rapids Griffins.
Bordson, 22 (6/9/88), is in his first year of professional hockey. He signed with Anaheim following three years at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, where he posted 12 goals and 28 assists for 40 points in 40 games as a junior, his final season there. He appeared in 15 games this season for Anaheim's American Hockey League affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch, where he posted a goal and two assists for three points.
Maroon, 22 (4/23/88), was selected by the Flyers in the sixth round (161st overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. In 157 career games for the Phantoms over parts of four seasons, he has recoreded 39 goals and 67 assists for 106 points.
Laliberte, 24 (3/17/86), was selected by the Flyers in the fourth round (124th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He scored three goals and added six assists for nine points in 19 games with the Phantoms this season.
Laliberte made his NHL debut last season, appearing in 11 games for the Flyers and recording two goals and an assist in that time. In 289 games for the Phantoms over parts of four seasons, Laliberte recorded 52 goals and 60 assists for 112 points.
Adirondack returns home on Wednesday, November 24 to face-off against the Hamilton Bulldogs at 7 p.m. on Check it Out Night with great discounts available for fans showing their library card when they purchase tickets. It is also Blades for Grades Night at the Glens Falls Civic Center. Call the Phantoms office for more information. The Thanksgiving homestand concludes on Friday, November 26 against the Norfolk Admirals.
The homestand begins a stretch of four games in five days for the Phantoms concluding with games Saturday at Hershey and Sunday at Hartford.
Don't be left out! Tickets for all Phantoms games are on sale now. Discount rates are available for groups of 15 or more. Save off the individual ticket price by asking the Phantoms about their great group rate packages.
The AHL is celebrating their 75th anniversary season and is the top development league for the NHL. More than 85 percent of today's NHL players are American Hockey League graduates and more than 6 million fans attend AHL games every year.
Come watch future NHL stars and up-and-coming Flyers prospects with exciting Adirondack Phantoms hockey! A variety of ticket packages for all the fast-paced action are on sale now. The Phantoms selection of discount ticket packages includes 3-packs, 6-packs, 12 and 22 Select Plans, full season plans and Flex Packs. Choose the plan that works best for you! Get your tickets at the Phantoms office inside the Glens Falls Civic Center, online at ticketmaster.com, or by calling the Phantoms at 518-480-3355.