Ottawa Sanators' Jakob Silfverberg shows his exhaustion during the first day of official team practice at Scotiabank Place Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. Nearly 1000 people watched the practice which was open to the public. Darren Brown/Ottawa Sun/QMI Agency)
WINNIPEG -- Jakob Silfverberg is ready for prime time.
While there are plenty of expectations for the Senators rookie winger as the club prepares to open the season Saturday against the Winnipeg Jets, the 22-year-old Swede doesn't seem the least bit nervous.
Now, he has a bit of an advantage over other newcomers in the NHL this season: He made his debut last year in the playoffs at Madison Square Garden an has honed his skills to the North American game in the AHL.