Originally written August 15, 2014 on Sports Rumor Alert:
Curious perdictament for the youngster with a big-name trade and an Olympic silver medal to his name.#482151253 / gettyimages.comEarlier today the Anaheim Ducks announced that they have re-signed RFA Jakob Silfverberg to a one-year deal. CapGeek has the financials,Jakob Silfverberg signs with the Ducks. One year, $850,500. http://t.co/FKFyHi55eo— CapGeek (@capgeek) August 15, 2014 Here's the thing, according to CapGeek the 23 year old has taken a $45.5K haircut in salary. On the NHL level that is. Silfverberg has played just 100 games (20 goals, 42 points) in The Show over the last three seasons, meaning he was mostly seeing paychecks to the tune of his $67.5K salary in the AHL. In that respect, this is a major raise.One that he'll have plenty of opportunity to capitalize on now that Ryan Kesler's on board, and the Ducks are going full boar for the Cup. Silfverberg will also be an arbitration-eligible RFA next summer.But hey, even if he does go belly up, at least he...
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