The Flyers swapped minor leaguers with a division rival Monday, sending Adirondack Phantoms defenseman and alternate captain Danny Syvret to the New York Rangers in exchange for enforcer Kris Newbury.
Newbury, 31, has spent much of his career in the AHL, having played just 72 games in the NHL in parts of seven seasons. He has four goals and five assists for nine points and 132 penalty minutes in that time.
However, Newbury has been a solid AHL player since being drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the fourth round (No. 139 overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.
In 599 career games in the AHL, Newbury has 142 goals and 297 assists for 439 points as well as 1,332 penalty minutes.
Newbury has put up 60+ points in the AHL the last two years. He helps provide scoring depth for a team who had trouble scoring.
Hes been PPG or a shade under in the AHL since hes been playing. He also will step in for guys like Straka if they are getting some abuse. Newbury is your prototypical lower league superstar who can't translate those skills to the NHL.