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The Ducks have signed right wing Jakob Silfverberg to a five-year contract extension through the 2023-24 NHL season. He is one of the Ducks players that is now safe from the expansion when Seattle joins the NHL.
Thoughts from Silfverberg and GM Bob Murray on the contract extension
“I’ve been here pretty much my entire career,” said Silfverberg. “I really like it here. My son was born here, too, and my wife loves it here. Other than this year, this is a winning organization. It’s a place to win. We’ve had some close calls. Within the next five years, this is going to be a contending team again. I’m excited for the future.”
“He’s the kind of player I like to have on the hockey team,” said Ducks Executive Vice President/General Manager & Interim Head Coach Bob Murray said. “He’s a 200-foot player who doesn’t cheat you in any respect. Competes every night. I’ve been really impressed since I’ve been down behind the bench. He’s been very impressive with his leadership abilities. Very impressive. He doesn’t like to lose. He doesn’t accept losing.”
About Silfverberg NHL Career
Silfverberg, 28 (10/13/90), has earned 109-124=233 points with a +31 rating in 475 career NHL games with the Ducks and Ottawa Senators. Since making his Anaheim debut on Oct. 2, 2013, Silfverberg ranks second among Anaheim skaters in shorthanded goals (7), third in games (427), fourth in points (99-115=214) and goals, sixth in assists and tied for eighth in plus/minus (+22).
Acquired from Ottawa with Stefan Noesen and a first-round selection in the 2014 NHL Draft in exchange for Bobby Ryan on July 5, 2013, Silfverberg owns 16-8=24 points in 56 games with the Ducks this season. The 6-1, 204-pound forward currently leads Anaheim in goals and shorthanded goals (2), ranks second in power-play goals (3) and fifth in points in 2018-19.
Selected by Ottawa in the second round (39th overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft, Silfverberg has recorded 18-27=45 points in 69 career Stanley Cup Playoff games. Since the start of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Silfverberg co-leads Anaheim skaters in goals (14) and games played (44), is second in points (39) and is tied for second in PPG (3) and GWG (3). He also ranks fourth among franchise skaters in all-time postseason scoring (16-25=41) and goals, and is seventh in assists.
A native of Gavle, Sweden, Silfverberg has represented Team Sweden on the international stage on seven occasions, winning medals at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games (silver), 2011 World Championship (silver) and 2010 World Junior Championship (bronze). He also represented Sweden at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.
“I’ve been here most of my adult life,” said Silfverberg. “This is my sixth year here. It’s been going by fast. People say time flies when you’re having fun, and that’s definitely the case here. I’m looking forward to more years.”
Silfverberg is looking forward to being in Anaheim for the next 5 years and get the Ducks back to being a winning/contending team. Hopfully that getting back to winning starts now and that the contract he signed help elevate his game to another Swed new level.
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