Jakob Silfverberg

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Jakob Silfverberg
Jakob Silfverberg 2013-05-17.JPG
With the Senators during the 2013 playoffs.
Born (1990-10-13) October 13, 1990 (age 24)
Gävle, Sweden
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Anaheim Ducks
Brynäs IF
Ottawa Senators
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 39th overall, 2009
Ottawa Senators
Playing career 2008–present

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.

Playing career[edit]

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,[1] and Guldpucken as player of the year in Sweden.[2] 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.[3][4] During the semifinals Silfverberg took over the role as the captain of Brynäs, following Andreas Dackell's retirement.[5] 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).[6]

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.[7] The Senators were eliminated from the playoffs in game seven of the series.

In the second Senators game after the 2012–13 NHL lockout, Silfverberg scored his first NHL goal on January 21, 2013 against Jose Theodore of the Florida Panthers.[8]

On July 5, 2013, Silfverberg was acquired by the Anaheim Ducks from Ottawa along with forward Stefan Noesen and a 1st-round pick in the 2014 draft in exchange for forward Bobby Ryan.

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.[9]

International Play[edit]

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Playing for Sweden at the 2010 World Junior Championships
Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Competitor for Sweden Sweden
Winter Olympics
Silver medal – second place 2014 Sochi
World Junior Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Canada
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2011 Slovakia

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.

Personal life[edit]

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.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Brynäs IF SEL 16 3 1 4 2 4 0 0 0 2
2009–10 Brynäs IF SEL 48 8 8 16 4 5 1 1 2 2
2010–11 Brynäs IF SEL 53 18 16 34 16 5 0 4 4 2
2011–12 Brynäs IF SEL 49 24 30 54 10 16 13 7 20 4
2011–12 Ottawa Senators NHL 2 0 0 0 2
2012–13 Binghamton Senators AHL 34 13 16 29 2
2012–13 Ottawa Senators NHL 48 10 9 19 12 10 2 2 4 2
2013–14 Anaheim Ducks NHL 52 10 13 23 12 13 2 0 2 4
NHL totals 100 20 22 42 24 25 4 2 6 8
SHL totals 166 53 55 108 32 30 14 12 26 10

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2008 Sweden WJC18 4th 5 1 2 3 2
2010 Sweden WJC 3rd 6 3 2 5 0
2011 Sweden WC 2nd 9 0 1 1 2
2012 Sweden WC 6th 8 2 0 2 2
2014 Sweden Oly 2nd 6 0 1 1 2
Junior totals 11 4 4 8 2
Senior totals 23 2 2 4 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://senators.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=622201 Senators prospect named Swedish league's MVP
  2. ^ Pileby, Axel (2012-05-11). "Jakob Silfverberg fick ta emot Guldpucken". Expressen (in Swedish). Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  3. ^ Mattsson, Sebastian (2012-04-19). "Silfverberg historisk efter makalöst skott". Expressen (in Swedish). Retrieved 2012-04-19. 
  4. ^ Liljeblad, Olle (2012-04-19). "Silfverberg slutspelets MVP: "Helt magiskt"" (in Swedish). Nyheter24.se. Retrieved 2012-04-24. 
  5. ^ Ekeliw, Jonathan (2012-03-31). "Kaptenen lägger av". Sportbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 2012-04-24. 
  6. ^ Ekeliw, Jonathan (2011-12-30). "Gör comeback – i nummer 100". Sportbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 2012-06-06. 
  7. ^ Greder Duncan, Annika (2012-04-24). "Så slutade Jakob Silfverbergs Ottawadebut" (in Swedish). Sveriges Radio. Retrieved 2012-04-24. 
  8. ^ Turris scored twice in sens 4-0 win
  9. ^ "Ducks sign Silfverberg to one-year contract". NHL.com. Retrieved August 15, 2014. 
  10. ^ Information from links found on Jakob Silfverberg's Eliteprospects page

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Magnus Johansson
Winner of the Guldhjälmen
2012
Succeeded by
Bud Holloway
Preceded by
Viktor Fasth
Winner of the Guldpucken
2012
Succeeded by
Jimmie Ericsson
Preceded by
Anders Bastiansen
Playoff MVP
2012
Succeeded by
Oscar Lindberg