The Anaheim Ducks have traded forward Bobby Ryan to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for right wing Jakob Silfverberg, a first round pick in 2014 and prospect winger Stefan Noesen.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: After nearly two years of trade rumors, the Anaheim Ducks (undoubtedly due to cap constraints) have finally trade winger Bobby Ryan and his expensive contract ($5.1 million per season cap geek). He’ll obviously take over the departed Daniel Alfredsson’s spot on right wing, though he’ll be playing in Alfie’s shadow for a while.
Ryan, however, is a proven offensive performer (four-straight 30-goal season) who at 26 still has a number of productive years ahead of him. It’s a major coup by the Senators to acquire him, as Ryan had been linked to the Philadelphia Flyers.
For the Ducks, they’re getting a promising winger in Silfverberg, who has one of the quickest, hardest, most accurate shots in the league. Only 22, he could hit his stride playing with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry. Landing Noesen and a first rounder stocks their prospect shelf for their future, or as possible bargaining chips for other moves.