Danny Syvret’s astonishing trick shot can’t be matched by mere mortals

Veteran AHL defenseman Danny Syvret isn’t known as a prodigious goal-scorer, but he recently pulled off an incredible trick shot from far atop the ice in an Iowa arena that you have to see to believe.

American League defenseman Danny Syvret played his last NHL game in the 2010-11 season, but don’t take that to mean the veteran has lost the ability to drop a hockey fan’s jaw with his sense of skill. Now a member of the AHL’s Iowa Wild, the 29-year-old recently pulled off an incredible trick shot that very few human beings can match.

The former Flyer, Duck and Oiler, currently in his first season with the AHL Wild after spending last year in Hartford, made his way to the second level of the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines and, with the cameras rolling, showed he can find the net with amazing accuracy:

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Syvret’s status as one of the older players on the team subjects him to some age-related jokes, but his ability to pull off moves like this one should shut them up – at least, until they can do it, too. Here’s more on his role with the team and how his creativity led to the trick shot: