Silfverberg Announces NHL Retirement at End of Season with Anaheim Ducks

Ducks alternate captain Jakob Silfverberg has announced his retirement from the NHL at the conclusion of the 2023-24 season. Silfverberg expressed gratitude to his teammates, trainers, family, and fans, especially those in Anaheim and Ottawa, for their support throughout his career. He reflected on the honor and privilege of playing in the National Hockey League.

Silfverberg, 33, has had a successful career, appearing in 817 career NHL games and earning a total of 373 points. He dedicated 11 seasons to playing for the Ducks, where he achieved numerous milestones and records, leaving a lasting impact on the organization. The forward also made notable contributions in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, helping Anaheim reach two Western Conference Finals appearances in 2015 and 2017.

His impressive playoff performance and regular-season achievements have solidified his legacy with the Ducks. Silfverberg has been recognized for his perseverance and dedication, as evidenced by his nomination for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy in 2022-23. He overcame various health challenges, including a blood clot and hip surgery, showcasing his resilience and commitment to the sport.

Aside from his NHL career, Silfverberg represented Team Sweden in international competitions and achieved success in the Swedish Hockey League before joining the NHL. His accomplishments both in the NHL and internationally have left a significant mark on the sport. As Silfverberg embarks on the next chapter of his life, his impact on the ice and in the community will be remembered and celebrated by the Ducks organization, his teammates, and fans.

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