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Ducks re-sign Silfverberg to one-year, $850K deal

Aug 15, 2014, 9:48 AM EDT

Jakob Silfverberg #33 of the Anaheim Ducks waits for a face off against the Colorado Avalanche at Honda Center on September 22, 2013 in Anaheim, California.
(September 21, 2013 - Source: Jeff Gross/Getty Images North America) Getty Images

The Anaheim Ducks have reportedly come to terms with RFA forward Jakob Silfverberg.

Per CapGeek, the two sides have agreed on a one-year pact worth $850,500, a figure that was also reported by Swedish news outlet Expressen. If you’re thinking that’s an awfully nice deal for the Ducks… well, let’s just say you’re not alone.

Silfverberg, 23, had a pretty productive first year in Anaheim after coming over from Ottawa in the Bobby Ryan trade, scoring 10 goals and 23 points in 52 games — this despite missing significant time with a broken right hand. The Swedish speedster then scored twice in 13 playoff appearances, averaging nearly 15 minutes a night.

(Silfverberg also played in all six games for Sweden at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, helping his country capture a silver medal.)

The 39th overall pick at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Silfverberg finished 15th in Calder voting two years ago, scoring 10 goals and 19 points in 48 games for the Sens. All told he has 42 points in 100 big-league contests, so it’s interesting to see him settle for less than what he made on his entry-level deal (with signing bonuses, Silfverberg averaged $900K annually.)

UPDATE: The O.C. Register confirms the report.

  1. jhnyr45 - Aug 15, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    Wow…. great deal for the ducks…. i thought he would be worth more than 1 mill

  2. hockey412 - Aug 15, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    I realize it was a two-way contract last year, but ‘thanks for performing, here’s your paycut’? There’s no way he signed this with a smile on his face, even if he’s gambling to set himself up in the future.

  3. stepanup - Aug 15, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    Wow what a deal. He’ll put up probably 50 points this year with a boatload of shots playing with Kesler and net himself a nice 4M deal after the season.

  4. vancouversportsbro - Aug 15, 2014 at 11:34 AM

    Really good deal. The bobby ryan trade was a huge fleece especially from anaheims perspective.

  5. areaman714 - Aug 15, 2014 at 12:54 PM

    They still have to sign DSP. I have to I think there is a handshake agreement for a longer term deal next year. As stated above, he could have a pretty huge year skating with Kesler and could command more overall money if he wants a year to sign the long term.

    • areaman714 - Aug 15, 2014 at 12:56 PM

      Waits a year. Phone autocorrect.

  6. strictlythedanks - Aug 15, 2014 at 1:36 PM

    Steal of a deal for the ducks, but after what they payed mr Stoner they needed to save some cash somewhere.

  7. pjblake2redwings - Aug 15, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    enough we get it you are the funny guy fishing

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