Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 9/12/13
It's unfair to expect 22-year-old Jakob Silfverberg to immediately replace four-time 30-goal scorer Bobby Ryan on the Ducks' scoresheet or in the hearts of their fans. But Silfverberg, who had 10 goals and 19 points in 48 games with Ottawa last season, has enough talent to suggest he will carve out his own niche with the Ducks, who acquired him with winger Stefan Noesen and a 2014 first-round draft pick for Ryan in July. Switched from his natural right side to the left Thursday, Silfverberg meshed with right wing Teemu Selanne and center Nick Bonino during the first day of practice at Anaheim Ice. To Coach Bruce Boudreau, Silfverberg lived up to his billing. "Every game that I watched Ottawa play and I watched quite a few of them Silfverberg's name was being brought up in a positive mode," Boudreau said. "Two-way player. Plays both ends of the ice. Smooth skater. Solid, great shot. And you see those things." Silfverberg acknowledged he didn't expect to be traded, but he's dete...
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