Bryan Murray didn’t conclude the business end of his Monday with the Caporusso signing. The organization announced earlier this afternoon that they have also inked Swedish forward Jakob Silfverberg to a 3-year entry level contract.
Silfverberg is coming off a very respectable season with Brynas of the Swedish Elite League (SEL). In 53 three games, the 20-year-old scored 18 goals and had 16 assists for 34 points. He added four assists in post-season play. Silfverberg also helped Team Sweden capture a silver medal in the IIHF World Championships in Slovakia just a few short weeks ago.
Along with the signing came speculation that Silfverberg was considering remaining in the SEL for one more year, although nothing of the sort has been officially confirmed.
Silfverberg was selected 39th overall in the second round of the 2009 NHL entry draft.