It's unfair to expect 22-year-old
But Silfverberg, who had 10 goals and 19 points in 48 games with Ottawa last season, has enough talent to suggest he will carve out his own niche with the Ducks, who acquired him with winger Stefan Noesen and a 2014 first-round draft pick for Ryan in July.
Switched from his natural right side to the left Thursday, Silfverberg meshed with right wing
"Every game that I watched Ottawa play — and I watched quite a few of them — Silfverberg's name was being brought up in a positive mode," Boudreau said. "Two-way player. Plays both ends of the ice. Smooth skater. Solid, great shot. And you see those things."
Silfverberg acknowledged he didn't expect to be traded, but he's determined to make the most of the move.
"Since it came to me as a surprise it motivated me to work even harder," said the 6-foot-2, 196-pounder, who was drafted 39th by Ottawa in 2009. "I got excited to come to a whole new team and play for a new organization."
Skating alongside Selanne was a bonus. "He's been around for such a long time and he's been one of the best players in the league for many, many years," Silfverberg said. "Playing with him is a great experience. You can learn a lot from him."
The Ducks hoped to draft Noesen in 2011, but Ottawa — drafting one spot earlier — beat them to him. The Ducks then traded their pick to Toronto for two later picks and used those to claim center
Noesen, 20, is a native of Plano, Texas. He played the last four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League and is likely to start the season in the minor leagues but wants to make a good impression while he can.
"I'd like to be a top-nine guy," Noesen said. "I want to push for a spot this year. I think I had some big gains over the summer and I feel good and strong and in shape. I want to prove myself and hopefully push for a spot."
Back to the future
"It was a lot of fun to be out there with those guys again," Penner said. "It's déjà vu. I keep noticing things like that over and over again....It's pretty interesting as you get older to look back and see how far you've come."
Perry said all three have the size and skill to be effective down low. "I think we're going to be fighting over who's going to be in front of the net more," he said.
Boudreau praised the line of