Silfverberg was one of the pieces to come to the Ducks in the Bobby Ryan deal, along with prospect Stefan Noesen and the Senators’ 2014 1st round draft pick, which was used to select Nick Ritchie. Silfverberg scored 10 goals and 23 points in 52 games last season. He missed 24 games from a broken hand suffered against his old team. The young Swede had a prominent role in the team’s top-six before the injury, scoring four goals and seven points in 11 games before the injury. After he returned, Silfverberg eventually settled into a checking line role. He also was selected to play for Team Sweden, winning a silver medal in Sochi while recording one point.
Since Silfverberg is only 23 and has four years of service time, he will again be a restricted free agent at the end of next season (a player hits unrestricted free agency if he is over the age of 27 or has seven years of service time). If he plays well and makes a place for himself on the top-six, he may see a pay-raise and a longer deal after next season.
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