Restricted free agent Jakob Silfverberg has agreed to a long-term deal with the Anaheim Ducks, signing a four-year deal worth $15 million. The National Hockey League’s official website confirmed the deal and the terms of the contract.
"My agent and I had a pretty good talk, and we said we were in no hurry," Silfverberg said. "We just wanted to get the right kind of contract. I think both parties are really happy about the contract. I'm super-excited. It might have taken a little longer than I expected, but that's how it is."
Silfverberg’s new contract will pay him about $3.75 million per season, a deal he earned after a great performance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. In 16 postseason games in 2015, he totaled 18 points (four goals and 14 assists) for the Ducks, who lost to the eventual champions Chicago Blackhawks in the conference finals.
"These two years have probably been the best two years of my hockey career. It's easy living. I like it here and so does my fiancee. That's a good thing. We both have to feel like this is home,” the 24-year-old right wing added.
Silfverberg, who was drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the second round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, also credited head coach Bruce Boudreau for the trust given to him last season.