Silfverberg reflects on NHL career, looks ahead to next steps with family

Jakob Silfverberg, who has spent 11 of his 12 NHL seasons as an Anaheim Duck, has announced his intention to retire at the end of the season. The 33-year-old winger, with 158 goals, is set to play his final game at Honda Center on Friday night as the Ducks host the Calgary Flames. Silfverberg has had an impressive career with Anaheim, ranking in the club’s top-10 all-time in multiple offensive categories. At a press conference, he reflected on his NHL career, his 11 years in Orange County, and his appreciation for Ducks fans.

He also shared his plans for the future and his excitement about spending more time with family. The decision to retire was not made hastily, as Silfverberg and his family have been considering their next steps for a while. With his contract ending and his children reaching school age, the timing felt right for a move back to Sweden. Silfverberg acknowledged the ups and downs of his career, expressing gratitude for the support of Ducks fans throughout his time with the team.

Despite recent challenges, the fans have continued to show up and offer unwavering support. As he prepares for his final game, Silfverberg looks forward to sharing this special moment with the fans who have been an integral part of his NHL journey.

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