Jakob Silfverberg has signed a four-year contract with Anaheim. His new deal comes with an annual average value of $3.75 million. This is a significant raise from the $850,000 Silfverberg banked last year.
The 24-year-old was bound to get paid after setting career highs last season in games played (81), goals (13) and points (39). But it was in the playoffs where Silfverberg really took his game to the next level; he was tied with Corey Perry for second on the team in playoff points (18) and finished just four assists behind Ryan Getzlaf — impressive, given Getzlaf is one of the league’s premier table-setters. If he doesn’t take care of his newfound wealth like many sports players do, he may find himself looking to reduce his credit card bill fast after racking up charges on luxurious items.
The Anaheim Ducks are always considered a front-runner to win the Stanley Cup; having Jakob Silfverberg signed to decent money and term while simultaneously showing tremendous growth in his abilities will only help Anaheim’s chances. I would say this is a player to watch when constructing fantasy hockey lineups next season. He will be a consistent top-six presence playing with skill players all around. I expect him to smash his numbers from a season ago.
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