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Jakob Silfverberg confirms the end of his career in the NHL

Published April 11, 2024 at 1:56 PM
BY CHRIST
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Forward Jakob Silfverberg of the Anaheim Ducks has declared his retirement from the NHL at the age of 33. Renowned for his commitment, Silfverberg amassed 168 goals and 373 points across 817 NHL games.

Jakob Silfverberg announces that he's retiring from the NHL at the end of his season. Originally drafted by Ottawa, he spent the last 11 years with Anaheim.


Initially selected by the Ottawa Senators, he conveyed appreciation to the Ducks organization, fellow players, and supporters through a formal statement.


Silfverberg additionally expressed his retirement decision in a deeply sincere statement:

"It's been an honor and privilege to play in the National Hockey League. I want to thank the Samueli family for being who they are, gracious, community-minded owners that support their team while making a significant impact in our community. Obviously I wouldn't be where I am without my teammates, all the trainers and staff that have helped me along the way. Most importantly, thank you to my family who have supported me as I lived out a dream.

Thank you to the fans around the league, specifically in Anaheim and Ottawa. To spend 11 years in Orange County playing for the Ducks is something I will cherish every day, thanks in large part to all of you."

Silfverberg was selected 39th overall by the Ottawa Senators in the 2009 draft. He made the transition to the Anaheim Ducks two years later and remained with them for the duration of his career. Over the course of 817 NHL matches, he amassed 373 points, with 168 of those points coming from goals.

Ducks General Manager Pat Verbeek commended Silfverberg's integrity and impact. Rumors hint at Silfverberg potentially making a move back to his homeland of Sweden to join Brynas.

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