Ducks Sign Silfverberg to One-Year Contract
Silfverberg, 23 (10/13/90), has scored 20-22=42 points with a +11 rating and 24 penalty minutes (PIM) in 100 career NHL games. Silfverberg set career highs in points (10-13=23), assists and games played (52), and matched his career best in goals last season with Anaheim. He became the third player in club history to score four goals in his first four games as a Duck (4-1=5) from Oct. 2-10, 2013, which also represented a career-high four-game point streak. A native of Gavle, Sweden, Silfverberg was acquired from Ottawa with Stefan Noesen and a first-round selection in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for Bobby Ryan on July 5, 2013.
Selected by Ottawa in the second round (39th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Silfverberg won silver at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games with Team Sweden, earning one assist, a +1 rating and two PIM in six games. He has represented Sweden on the international stage on six occasions, also winning medals at the 2010 World Junior Championship (bronze) and the 2011 World Championship (silver). In 2011-12, Silfverberg led Brynas to the Swedish Elite League Championship with a league-record 13 goals in 16 playoff games en route to being named MVP for both the playoffs and regular season.