Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg
today was named to Team Sweden’s final roster for the World Cup of Hockey 2016. Today’s announcement brings the current total of Ducks participating in the World Cup to six, including the previously announced Ryan Getzlaf
for Canada, Ryan Kesler
for USA, John Gibson
for Team North America, Sami Vatanen
for Finland and Frederik Andersen
for Team Europe.
Silfverberg, 25 (10/13/90), has represented Sweden on the international stage on six previous occasions, winning medals at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games (silver), 2011 World Championship (silver) and 2010 World Junior Championship (bronze). Silfverberg played all six games for Team Sweden at the 2014 Winter Games, earning one assist along with a +1 rating. In his two other medal tournaments, he collected an assist (0-1=1) in nine games at the 2011 World Championship and 3-2=5 points in six games during the 2010 World Juniors.
A native of Gavle, Sweden, Silfverberg has also played for Sweden at the 2012 World Championship in Helsinki/Stockholm (2-0=2 points in eight games) and the 2008 Under-18 World Championship in Russia (1-2=3 points in five games).
The remainder of the complete World Cup rosters will be announced this afternoon, including Team Europe (3:09 p.m. PT), Team USA (3:13 p.m. PT), Team North America (3:16 p.m. PT) and Team Canada (3:22 PT). The best-on-best international hockey tournament will be held in Toronto, Canada from Sept. 17-Oct. 1, 2016.