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Jakob Silfverberg
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Born October 13, 1990 (1990-10-13) (age 28)
Gävle, Sweden
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
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 Template:Country data SWE
NHL Draft 39th overall, 2009
Ottawa Senators
Playing career 2008–present

Jakob Silfverberg (born on October 13, 1990) is a Swedish professional ice hockey right winger currently playing for the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

He was drafted in the second round (39th overall) by the Ottawa Senators in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing CareerEdit

On June 27, 2009, Jakob 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 even 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.

He 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 as well as the Guldpucken as player of the year.

Jakob 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.

His 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).

Jakob'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.

Jakob's 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, he was also named the MVP of the playoffs.

During the semi-finals, Jakob took over the role as the captain of Brynäs, following Andreas Dackell's retirement. 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).

After the Elitserien playoffs concluded, Jakob 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, Jakob recorded one shot on goal in the Senators' 3–2 loss. 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, he scored his first career NHL goal on January 21, 2013, against Jose Theodore of the Florida Panthers.

On July 5, 2013, Jakob 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 him as a restricted free agent to a one-year, $850,000 contract.

On August 7, 2015, the Ducks signed Jakob a four-year contract good until the 2018-19 season with an annual salary cap of $3.75 million.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

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
NHL totals 181 33 48 81 48 41 8 16 24 24
SHL totals 166 53 55 108 32 30 14 12 26 10

InternationalEdit

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

International PlayEdit

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

Jakob 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.

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

Personal LifeEdit

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.

His 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.

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