Found September 18, 2013 on Sports Report SoCal:
TEAMS: Anaheim Ducks
  New Anaheim Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg was acquired along with forward Stefan Noesen, and a 1st round draft pick, from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for Ducks forward Bobby Ryan on July 5th. Silfverberg was a second round draft pick in 2009 of the Ottawa Senators. He played four seasons in the Swedish Hockey League as a member of the Brynäs IF before joining the Senators for two games of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Last season he split time between the Binghampton Senators of the AHL and the Ottawa Senators of the NHL. He comes to Anaheim with 50 games on NHL experience, including two seasons in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. At only the age of 22, Silfvenberg is a solid prospect with lots of experience for his age. The Ducks made a phenomenal deal to land the young talent and a first round draft pick for Bobby Ryan. Of course Ryan has had a great first six seasons in the NHL with the Ducks as he became a perennial 30 goal scorer, but the Ducks knew they had to unload him while his trade value was high. Ryan had two years left on his contract with Anaheim, but he was going to become a free agent after the 2014-2015 NHL season. The Ducks would not have the money to resign him after giving out huge contracts to captain Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry. Noesen, the Senators first round selection in the 2011 NHL draft also adds some young depth for the Ducks, but figures to start the year in the minor leagues. Silfverberg, however is being thrown right into action. He will join up with center Nick Bonino and 23 year veteran Teemu Selanne to form a formidable line for the Ducks. There are plenty of things for Silfverberg to learn in the NHL and there isn’t anybody in the league with as much experience as Selanne. Silfverberg addressed the honor of being able to play with Selanne: “He’s been around for such a long time and he’s been one of the best players in the league for many, many years,” “Playing with him is a great experience. You can learn a lot from him.”   Nobody expects Silfverberg to come in and match Ryan’s production from previous seasons right away, but he should bring some youth and athleticism to the back off Anaheim’s rotation, and has the potential to grow into an elite player. The Ducks have high hopes coming in to this season and should be major contenders to win the Stanley Cup for the next several years with all the young up and coming talent they have on their roster. The season opens for the Ducks on Oct. 2 in Colorado against the Colorado Avalanche.   Fred McCarthy   @FMcSocalsports    

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