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 26)
Gävle, Sweden
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 199 lb (90 kg; 14 st 3 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

Jakob Erik Silfverberg (born October 13, 1990) is a Swedish professional ice hockey right winger currently playing for the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Silfverberg was drafted in the second round, 39th overall, by the Ottawa Senators in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

On June 27, 2009, Silfverberg was drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the second round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, 39th overall. On May 30, 2011, he signed a three-year, entry-level contract with Ottawa, though he elected to return to Sweden and continue to play for Brynäs IF for the 2011–12 season rather than to make the move to North America.

Silfverberg was named the winner of the Guldhjälmen award as the most valuable player (MVP), as voted by the players in the Elitserien, for the 2011–12 regular season,[1] as well as the Guldpucken as player of the year.[2] He finished the regular season with 24 goals and 54 points in 49 games, ranking second in the Elitserien scoring race behind Robert Rosén of AIK IF, who scored 21 goals and 39 assists for 60 points. Silfverberg's point totals represented a 20-point jump from his totals in the 2010–11 campaign, in which he registered 34 points (18 goals and 16 assists).

Silfverberg's offensive success continued in the Elitserien playoffs, and his production was a large factor in Brynäs' eventual Swedish championship title, scoring 13 goals and seven assists for 20 points. His 13 goals set a new record for total goals scored by a single player in the playoffs, surpassing Daniel Alfredsson's previous record of 12 goals set in the 2004–05 season. Ultimately, Silfverberg was also named the MVP of the playoffs.[3][4] During the semi-finals, Silfverberg took over the role as the captain of Brynäs, following Andreas Dackell's retirement.[5] He also wore the number 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 for their run in the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs. He made his NHL, as well as his Stanley Cup playoff, debut on April 23, 2012, in Game 6 of the Eastern 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 7 of the series.

In the second Senators game after the resolution of the 2012–13 NHL lockout, Silfverberg scored his first career NHL goal on January 21, 2013, against José Théodore of the Florida Panthers.[8] On July 5, 2013, Silfverberg was traded to the Anaheim Ducks, along with forward Stefan Noesen and a first-round draft pick in 2014, 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, $850,000 contract.[9]

On August 7, 2015, the Ducks signed Silfverberg a four-year contract extending until the 2018-19 season with an annual salary cap of $3.75 million.[10]

International Play[edit]

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Playing for Sweden at the 2010 World Junior Championships
Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Representing 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

Silfverberg represented Sweden at the 2010 World Junior Championships held in Saskatchewan, Canada. He also played for the Sweden squad for the 2011 IIHF World Championship, earning a silver medal.

Silfverberg represented his country again at the 2012 World Championship, scoring two goals in eight games.

Personal life[edit]

Silfverberg'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.[11]

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
2014–15 Anaheim Ducks NHL 81 13 26 39 24 16 4 14 18 16
2015–16 Anaheim Ducks NHL 82 20 19 39 32 7 0 5 5 6
SHL totals 166 53 55 108 32 30 14 12 26 10
NHL totals 263 53 67 120 80 48 8 21 29 30

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2008 Sweden WJC18 4th 5 1 2 3 2
2010 Sweden WJC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 3 2 5 0
2011 Sweden WC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 9 0 1 1 2
2012 Sweden WC 6th 8 2 0 2 2
2014 Sweden Oly 2nd, silver medalist(s) 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. ^ "Ducks sign forward Silfverberg to four-year contract". NHL.com. Retrieved August 7, 2015. 
  11. ^ 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