Ottawa Senators‘ 2nd round pick in the 2009 draft (#39 overall), Swedish-born right wing Jakob Silfverberg(33) is leading their AHL affiliate Binghamton in scoring through the first quarter of the 2012/2013 season with 6 goals and 8 assists in 19 games played. He’s also a +3 plus/minus on a team that is climbing to the top of league standings after a so-so start.
Signed to a 3-year entry level contract the 6′ 197 lbs. forward would have competed for and likely played in the NHL for his rookie season, if the lockout didn’t derail that possibility.
The 22-year old has always connected on the scoresheet in his home country and is continuing that trend in the North American pro ranks.