October 13, 1990 |
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
|NHL Draft||39th overall, 2009
Erik Jakob Silfverberg (born October 13, 1990) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player, currently playing for the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Silfverberg previously played in the NHL with the Ottawa Senators.
On June 27, 2009, he was drafted into the National Hockey League (NHL) by the Ottawa Senators during the second round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft as the 39th overall draft pick. On May 30, 2011, the Senators signed Silfverberg to a three-year entry-level contract, though he elected to return to Sweden for the 2011–12 season rather than make the move to North America.
Silfverberg was named the winner of the Guldhjälmen award, as the most valuable player (MVP) voted by the players in Sweden's Elitserien (SEL) for the 2011–12 regular season, and Guldpucken as player of the year in Sweden. Silfverberg finished the season with 24 goals and 54 points in 49 games, ranking second in the Elitserien scoring race behind Robert Rosén of AIK (21 G, 39 A; 60 p). It was a 20-point jump for Silfverberg over his scoring totals in the 2010–11 campaign (34 points: 18 G, 16 A). His success continued in the playoffs, and he would largely contribute to the team's eventual Swedish Championship win in the 2011–12 season, scoring 13 goals and 7 assists for a total of 20 points. The 13 goals is a new record for the number of goals scored by a single player in the Elitserien playoffs, surpassing Daniel Alfredsson's previous record of 12 goals from the 2004–05 season. Ultimately, Silfverberg was also named the MVP of the playoffs. During the semifinals Silfverberg took over the role as the captain of Brynäs, following Andreas Dackell's retirement. He also wore No. 100 on his jersey during the second half of the season, in honor of Brynäs' 100th anniversary (the club was founded in 1912).
After the Elitserien playoffs concluded, Silfverberg joined the Ottawa Senators in time for the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs. He made his NHL debut on April 23, 2012, in game six of the Conference quarter-final series against the New York Rangers. Registering nine minutes of ice time, Silfverberg recorded one shot on goal in the Senators' 3–2 loss. The Senators were eliminated from the playoffs in game seven of the series.
On August 15, 2014, the Ducks announced they had re-signed Silfverberg as a restricted free agent to a one-year contract worth $850,000.
Playing for Sweden at the 2010 World Junior Championships
|Men's ice hockey|
|Competitor for Sweden|
|World Junior Championships|
In 2009–10, Silfverberg represented Sweden at the 2010 World Junior Championships held in Saskatchewan, Canada. He joined the senior Team Sweden for the 2011 IIHF World Championship, earning a silver medal.
In 2011–12, he represented his country again at the 2012 World Championship, scoring two goals in 8 games.
Jakob's father Jan-Erik played defence with Brynäs IF for 11 seasons, winning four Swedish championships (in 1972, 1977, 1978 and 1980) as well as a World Championship silver medal in 1977. Jakob's uncle Conny also played for Brynäs for several seasons, also winning a Swedish championship in 1980 and scoring the most points in the 1984–85 Elitserien season.
Regular season and playoffs
- http://senators.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=622201 Senators prospect named Swedish league's MVP
- Pileby, Axel (2012-05-11). "Jakob Silfverberg fick ta emot Guldpucken". Expressen (in Swedish). Retrieved 2012-05-11.
- Mattsson, Sebastian (2012-04-19). "Silfverberg historisk efter makalöst skott". Expressen (in Swedish). Retrieved 2012-04-19.
- Liljeblad, Olle (2012-04-19). "Silfverberg slutspelets MVP: "Helt magiskt"" (in Swedish). Nyheter24.se. Retrieved 2012-04-24.
- Ekeliw, Jonathan (2012-03-31). "Kaptenen lägger av". Sportbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 2012-04-24.
- Ekeliw, Jonathan (2011-12-30). "Gör comeback – i nummer 100". Sportbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 2012-06-06.
- Greder Duncan, Annika (2012-04-24). "Så slutade Jakob Silfverbergs Ottawadebut" (in Swedish). Sveriges Radio. Retrieved 2012-04-24.
- Turris scored twice in sens 4-0 win
- "Ducks sign Silfverberg to one-year contract". NHL.com. Retrieved August 15, 2014.
- Information from links found on Jakob Silfverberg's Eliteprospects page
- Jakob Silfverberg's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Jakob Silfverberg's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Jakob Silfverberg profile at Eurohockey.com
|Awards and achievements|
|Winner of the Guldhjälmen
|Winner of the Guldpucken