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Jakob Silfverberg has officially announced his retirement from the NHL

Published April 11, 2024 at 1:12 PM
Joseph King
April 11, 2024  (1:12 PM)

Silfverberg, 33, has had a brilliant career, scoring 168 goals with 373 total points in 817 games played. This season he has added 7 goals and 19 points to his record. His best season came just a little earlier, in 2016-2017, when he scored 23 goals and 49 points.

Announcement of Retirement

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.

He was originally drafted by the Ottawa Senators in 2009, and finally, in 2013, he was traded to the Ducks. His most recent contract was a five-year deal valued at $26 millions.

Silfverberg said in a statement,
It has been a great honor and privilege to play in the National Hockey League.

He thanked the Samueli family and said what a great impact they have made in the community and also for the support of the team.

Announcement of Retirement

He also took a moment to thank his teammates, trainers, staff, and family for being so supportive of him, adding,
Most importantly, thank you to my family who has supported me as I lived out a dream.

Furthering on this note of appreciation to the fans, Silfverberg said,

Thank you to fans around the league but especially in Anaheim and Ottawa. To have been able to spend 11 years in Orange County playing for the Ducks is something I will hold dear every day, largely thanks to all of you.

General Manager Pat Verbeek echoed Silfverberg's feelings, saying,
On behalf of the entire Ducks organization, congratulations to Jakob on an outstanding NHL career.

He lauded Silfverberg's character and leadership, both on and off the ice, over his seven years with the organization, which led to his valuable contributions to the team and the Orange County community. Now, with Silfverberg heading into retirement, rumors had been doing the rounds that he was bound for Sweden to finish his playing days with Brynas, his home club. He is still a legend of the ice to the fans, with a season for the ages during the 2011-12 campaign when he won League MVP and an SHL title.
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