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Mikael Backlund | Center | #11

Team: Calgary Flames
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/17/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 199
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (24) / CAL
Contract: view contract details

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Mikael Backlund scored a goal and registered an assist in a 3-2 win against Tampa Bay on Thursday.
Backlund has been red hot lately with three goals and five points in his last four games. That gives him 18 goals and 43 points in 61 games in 2016-17. He's pulled just four points shy of his career-high. Feb 24 - 6:14 AM
Source: Calgary Sun

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Mikael Backlund found the back of the net twice in Calgary's 6-5 overtime win against Nashville on Tuesday.

That was Backlund's third multi-goal game of the season. He has 17 goals and 41 points in 60 contests in 2016-17.
Source: Calgary Sun
Feb 22 - 4:16 AM

Mikael Backlund registered an assist in the Flames' 3-1 win Wednesday night.

Backlund has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last five games. He has 15 goals and 39 points in 58 games this season. That puts him on track to best his career-high of 47 points.
Source: Calgary Sun
Feb 16 - 4:11 AM

Mikael Backlund is on a three-game point streak.

Backlund registered an assist in the Flames' 3-2 shootout win over Pittsburgh Tuesday night. He has 15 goals and 38 points in 56 contests in 2016-17.
Source: Calgary Sun
Feb 8 - 5:22 AM

Mikael Backlund picked up a pair of helpers during Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Rangers.

The assists give him 22 helpers and 37 points in 55 games this season. He now sits just four helpers shy of matching his career high, which was set last season.
Feb 5 - 4:37 PM

Mikael Backlund scored twice and had an assist in a 5-2 win over the Panthers Tuesday night.

Backlund’s assist came on goal that tied the game 2-2 in the second. He remained hot throughout that entire period and scored twice in just over a minute at the 11:23 and 11:36 marks. This snapped a six-game streak in which he failed to score a goal although he had two assists in a 3-2 over the Sharks last Wednesday. Backlund now has 14 goals and 18 assists for the season.
Jan 17 - 11:44 PM

Mikael Backlund registered two assists in Calgary's 3-2 win over San Jose on Wednesday.

That was Backlund's second multi-point game in the span of just four contests. He has 12 goals and 29 points in 44 contests in 2016-17.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jan 12 - 10:49 AM

Mikael Backlund's six game scoring streak ended Saturday.

The center had six goals and 11 points in the six game streak as he upped his point count to 27 in 42 games. The Flames first pick in 2007 had 47 points last season and is poised to better that mark in 2016-17. He is worth owning in deeper leagues.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jan 8 - 8:03 AM

Mikael Backlund registered two assists Friday night in a 4-2 loss to Vancouver.

His five-game goal spree came to an end, but he still has an impressive six-game point streak. Backlund has generated six goals and five helpers during that time.
Jan 7 - 10:32 AM

Mikael Backlund is on a five-game goal scoring streak.

Backlund's marker on Wednesday proved to be the game winner as Calgary beat Colorado 4-1. In addition to that, Backlund's goal was the 200th point of his career. He has 12 goals and 25 points in 40 games this season.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jan 5 - 10:17 AM

Mikael Backlund scored the lone goal for the Flames in a 3-1 loss to Anaheim on Thursday night.

Backlund's goal was his 10th goal of the year and fourth in the last three games. He filled up the rest of the score sheet as well with two shots on net, three hits and a couple of minutes in the box. The former first round draft pick is looking as comfortable offensively as he has ever has in his professional career. He has 23 points in 38 games.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 12:21:00 AM

Mikael Backlund is expected to be fine to play Thursday night.

He suffered a bruise after blocking a shot Tuesday night, but he was walking fine afterwards. Backlund has registered three-point efforts in each of his last two outings, so he'll get a chance to keep his hot streak going against Anaheim on Thursday.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 03:54:00 PM

Mikael Backlund scored two goals and registered an assist in Calgary's 6-3 win over Colorado Tuesday night.

That was Backlund's second straight three-point game and his third of 2016-17. He ended up recording three points in a single contest three times in 2015-16 en route to a 47-point campaign. This time around Backlund has nine goals and 22 points in 37 contests.
Source: Calgary Sun
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 04:17:00 AM

Mikael Backlund generated one goal and two assists in Friday's 4-1 win over Vancouver.

He had primary helpers on goals by Mark Giordano (power play) and Matthew Tkachuk. Backlund also scored his seventh goal of the season late in the second period. He currently has 19 points in 36 games.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Mikael Backlund scored a goal in Calgary's 4-2 win over Arizona on Monday.

Backlund has six goals and 16 points in 34 contests in 2016-17. That puts him on pace to have a 39 point season, which is a fair expectation for him.
Source: Calgary Sun
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 08:18:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Sean Monahan
2Mikael Backlund
3Sam Bennett
4Matt Stajan
5Freddie Hamilton
LW1Johnny Gaudreau
2Matthew Tkachuk
3Micheal Ferland
4Lance Bouma
RW1Michael Frolik
2Troy Brouwer
3Kris Versteeg
4Alex Chiasson
D1Mark Giordano
2T.J. Brodie
3Dougie Hamilton
4Dennis Wideman
5Matt Bartkowski
6Ladislav Smid
7Michael Stone
8Jyrki Jokipakka
9Deryk Engelland
G1Brian Elliott
2Chad Johnson