Retiring Anaheim Duck Jakob Silfverberg reveals next destination

Tom Banks
April 15, 2024  (4:32 PM)

Jakob Silfverberg of the Anaheim Ducks.
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After announcing his retirement from the NHL, Swedish veteran Jakob Silfverberg will officially return home and continue his hockey career.

The NHL has been home to some of the top stars in hockey from Sweden over the years, and while Jakob Silfverberg may not be regarded among the elite from Sweden, he certainly put together a solid career. In 12 seasons and 819 regular season games, Silfverberg tallied a solid 373 points, but has now officially announced his retirement after spending time in both Ottawa and Anaheim.
That's not the end of his hockey career however, as Brynas IF, a team in the second-division Swedish Hockey League have officially announced the signing of Silfverberg for two-years.
"The dialogue actually started already last summer, that's when it became serious that I would come home to Brynäs and play. Since I went over, it has always been there in my mind, but there my and Alcén's contact grew, so it was actually there somewhere that I made the decision that this would be my last season in the NHL, I am extremely excited about what is to come, says Jakob Silfverberg."

He added, "Series affiliation has not played a major role in my decision. There will be different conditions, but if it were HockeyAllsvenskan, everyone knows what the goal is, if it were SHL, the goal is to start setting out the journey towards a new gold. I'm ticked regardless but of course I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the team, they've had a fantastic season and deserve to go up."

Silfverberg spent time with the team between 2008 and 2012, and at 33-years of age, he's certainly got enough gas left in the tank to give them quality play for the next two years as his career officially winds down.
Source: Blade of Steel