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Mikael Backlund | Center | #11

Team: Calgary Flames
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/17/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 199
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (24) / CAL
Contract: view contract details

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Mikael Backlund is dealing with a recurring back issue.
Backlund will not play for Sweden in the 2017 World Championships as a result. The Flames were eliminated from the first round on Wednesday, so now he'll have the summer to heal. Apr 21 - 5:55 PM

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Mikael Backlund scored a shorthanded goal on Saturday.

It was his first goal of the playoffs as well as his first point. Backlund had 22 goals and 53 points in the regular season for career highs in both categories. Look for the crafty center to do even better next season.
Source: Calgary Sun
Apr 16 - 7:52 AM

The Flames will rest Mikael Backlund in Saturday's season finale against the Sharks.

His breakout season ends with 22 goals and 53 points with 41 blocks and 55 hits in 81 games.
Apr 8 - 6:59 PM

Mikael Backlund is on a three-game point streak.

Backlund recorded an assist in the Flames' 4-1 win against the Kings on Thursday. He has 22 goals and 53 points in 81 games this season. That represents new career-highs for him in both goals and points after he finished 2015-16 with 21 goals and 47 points.
Source: Calgary Sun
Apr 7 - 10:12 AM

Mikael Backlund potted his 20th goal of 2016-17 in a 3-2 overtime win against Detroit on Friday night.

It's his second straight 20-goal campaign, but he accomplished the feat much faster this year. Backlund leads the Flames in scoring with 46 points in 65 games. He provided Calgary with the winning goal in the extra session on Friday.
Mar 4 - 11:03 AM

Mikael Backlund netted a goal in Calgary's 4-2 win over Florida on Friday.

Backlund has found the back of the net in three straight games. That gives him 19 goals and 44 points in 62 games this season. He set a career-high in 2015-16 with 21 markers.
Source: Calgary Sun
Feb 25 - 4:37 AM

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.
Source: Calgary Sun
Feb 24 - 6:14 AM

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

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