Hockey News: Ducks Ink Silfverberg; Auston Matthews Goes International

The Anaheim Ducks made news, while the league prepares for training camps to open in just over a month. Here’s your news for Sunday, Aug. 9.

Here’s the info on the Ducks’ four-year signing of winger Jakob Silfverberg. [OC Register] The offensive plans for the Ducks are practically set with Silfverberg’s extension. [Rant Sports]

Future draft pick Auston Matthews is headed to Switzerland for this coming season. [Five for Howling] The decision sure did come at a surprise for those expecting him to stay in North America. [Arctic Ice Hockey] Future stars could follow in Matthews’ steps. [Fox Sports] At the National Junior Evaluation Camp, Matthews made a move that turned a lot of heads. [The Score]

The Penguins signed forward Matt Cullen … but why? [Today’s Slapshot]

Capitals fans, as well as fans of mascots around the world, will enjoy NHL 16’s newest announced feature. [CSN Washington]

Patrick Kane  (Rob Grabowski, USA TODAY Sports)
Patrick Kane (Rob Grabowski, USA TODAY Sports)

Creators of NHL 16, EA Sports, may have trouble coming if the Patrick Kane situation continues down the same path. [Chicago Sun Times]

Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz feels “anger” and “disappointment” with Kane’s predicament. []

Josh Cooper of Puck Daddy interviewed Anthony LeBlanc, co-Coyotes owner. [Puck Daddy]

The Bruins’ defense is facing some questions heading into 2015-16. [Pro Hockey Talk]

A close look at Flyers prospect Ivan Provorov. [Dobber Hockey]