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Catching Up With ... Jakob Silfverberg

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks

As we get closer to the start of the 2013-14 season, we've exchanged emails with assorted Ducks, asking about their summers and other personal info. Our latest subject:

Jakob Silfverberg

How is your name pronounced?
It’s more like Ja-kub. It doesn’t really matter to me, but as long as people are asking, I keep saying “Ja-kub.”

[Hear him pronounce it]:

Your favorite NHL player growing up
Peter Forsberg.

Favorite hockey moment of your career
When I won the Swedish Elite League with Brynas in 2011-12.

Do you have any pregame superstitions or routines?
I like to play soccer before every game. Otherwise, I don't think I have any pregame routines.

Your favorite TV show
The Big Bang Theory.

Your favorite movie
The Dark Knight.

Your favorite band
Swedish House Mafia.

A band or artist on your iPod you're ashamed of
No, everything I got on it is good!

Your celebrity crush
Nicole Scherzinger.

Your favorite food

Strangest thing you've been asked to autograph
A car

The best perk of being a pro athlete
To be able to do what you love and make money on it.

Where did you spend most of your summer?
In my hometown Gavle, Sweden.

What else did you do this summer?
I spent most of my time with family and friends at home. I went to Stockholm to spend some time in my fiancée's summer house and to see my brother and sister and their families.

Any movies you saw this summer you liked?
"Now You See Me" was a good one.

Any music you've gotten into to or concerts you attended this summer?
I haven't been to any concert but I've started listening to Red Hot Chili Peppers again.

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