Syvret returns to Aces

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Alaska Aces have agreed to terms with defenseman Corey Syvret, head coach Rob Murray announced.

Syvret, 25, returns for his third year on the Aces blueline after helping guide the team to its ECHL record tying third Kelly Cup title and fourth straight Brabham Cup (league’s top regular season record) last season with 15 points (2g-13a) and a +16 rating in 28 games. He suited up in all 21 playoff games and recorded six assists (third among Aces defensemen) along with a +5 rating.

The 6-foot, 183 pound defenseman has been a part of two teams that advanced to the Kelly Cup Finals in his career (also with Kalamazoo in 2010-11) and has totaled 43 points (7g-36a) and 164 penalty minutes in 147 career ECHL games with Alaska, Kalamazoo and Trenton, additionally racking up 12 points (1g-11a) in 36 career Kelly Cup Playoff games. He has also appeared in 18 career American Hockey League games with Toronto, Portland, and Rochester with an assist and 22 penalty minutes. The native of Millgrove, Ontario competed in 296 career junior games with London and Guelph (where he was a teammate of Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty) of the Ontario Hockey League with 93 points and 256 penalty minutes.

Syvret was selected by the Florida Panthers in the sixth round (181st overall) of the 2007 National Hockey League Entry Draft. His brother, Danny, is also a defenseman who has skated in parts of five NHL seasons with Edmonton, Philadelphia and Anaheim.