OTTAWA -- Jakob Silfverberg got a call from a teammate in Rome shortly after he learned he had become a member of the Anaheim Ducks as part of the trade that saw the Ottawa Senators acquire Bobby Ryan. It came from Erik Karlsson, who himself was just coming to terms with the news.
"He was obviously very shocked at the moment, and so was I," said Karlsson, who was celebrating his anniversary with his wife in Italy when he learned his fellow Swede had been traded. "I didn't expect that on my vacation."
Neither did Silfverberg, who made a solid impression in his first NHL season with Ottawa, contributing 10 goals and nine assists while playing all 48 games.