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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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The Calgary Flames have signed Mikael Backlund to a six-year contract extension worth a total of $32.1 million.
That comes out to an annual average value of $5.35 million. The 28-year-old has scored 20 goals in back-to-back seasons, but he's on pace to score 14 this year. He posted career highs in goals (22) and points (53) during the 2016-17 season. Backlund has 10 goals and 34 points in 58 games this season. He's a strong two-way player, but his upside in standard fantasy leagues is incredibly limited. "Me and my fiancée Frida, we’ve put our roots down here and it’s our home," Backlund said, according to beat reporter Wes Gilbertson. "We’re just so excited to stay here. I’ve been through some tough times here and some good times, and now I’m very excited because the team is only going to get better. The mission here is just to win. That’s what I like about the organization. All they want to do is just win that Cup and that’s what I’m very excited about it. I’m very looking forward to these years." Feb 16 - 7:43 PM

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Mikael Backlund scored a goal and an assist in a 7-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night.

For the second time in three games, Backlund picked up two points in an outing for Calgary. The Flames got goals from Michael Ferland, Backlund, Sean Monahan, and Matt Stajan. Backlund has 10 goals and 33 points in 51 games played.
Feb 2 - 12:35 AM

The Calgary Flames' contract negotiations with Mikael Backlund are reportedly heating up.

Backlund is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent this summer if he's not re-signed. He's finishing up a three-year, $10,725,000 deal and his new contract is reportedly expected to be in the ballpark of six-years, $30 million. Backlund had 22 goals and 53 points in 81 contests last season and is entering the All-Star break with nine goals and 31 points in 49 games in 2017-18.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jan 26 - 5:44 AM

Mikael Backlund scored a goal and two assists in Friday's 4-2 win over the Florida Panthers.

Backlund helped set up second-period goal by Matthew Tkachuk and Johnny Gaudreau (power play). The Flames forward then added an empty-netter in the final minute of regulation. Backlund finished the night with a plus-2 rating, two penalty minutes and three shots on goal in 18:59 of ice time. He now has nine goals and 28 points in 44 games this season. Sean Monahan also found the back of the net for the Flames, who have now won six consecutive games.
Jan 12 - 10:45 PM

Mikael Backlund will play in his 500th NHL game Sunday.

The Flames take on the Chicago Blackhawks on New Year's Eve. Backlund was drafted 24th overall in 2007 and he has had many peaks and valleys in his career. "Very cool," Backlund said. I always dreamed of playing in the NHL, for sure. It’s a big milestone for me, reaching 500 games over seven years. It’s very cool. There were times when I didn’t think I was going to have too many more games in the NHL. Times were really tough. But that definitely makes you feel even better to still be in the league and playing a big role on the team after a lot of ups and downs. I never thought I would play 500 games." Backlund has eight goals and 22 points in 38 games this season.
Source: Calgary Sun
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 07:24:00 AM

Mikael Backlund scored a goal in the Calgary's 3-2 shootout loss to the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night.

Backlund's goal was his first since Nov. 30 against the Arizona Coyotes. The Flames also got a goal from Garnet Hathaway in the loss. Backlund now has eight goals and 22 points in 37 games played.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 01:59:00 AM

Mikael Backlund had a minus-2 rating in Saturday's 2-0 loss to the Nashville Predators.

Backlund was on the ice for both of Nashville's second-period goals. Michael Frolik was the only other Flame to finish with a minus-2 rating on Saturday night. Backlund has failed to find the back of the net in eight consecutive games.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 01:47:00 AM

Mikael Backlund (illness) was fine to play on Wednesday night.

Backlund missed practice Tuesday with an illness. He posted three shots and two hits in 20:47 of ice time in a 2-1 shootout loss to Toronto.
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 09:43:00 AM

Mikael Backlund missed Tuesday's practice because of an illness.

Apparently, Backlund almost missed Monday's game because of the ailment. Still, he will travel with the team and could be available to play Wednesday night at Toronto.
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 01:45:00 PM

Mikael Backlund had a goal and an assist in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche.

Backlund set up Dougie Hamilton's power play goal in the period before adding one of his own with less than 30 seconds remaining in the second. The Flames forward has six goals and 10 assists in 23 games this season.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 01:28:00 AM

Mikael Backlund scored a goal and registered an assist in Calgary's 4-1 win over Washington in 2017-18.

Backlund has recorded at least a point in six of his last seven games. He's up to five goals and 14 points in 20 contests in 2017-18, which puts him on pace to marginally surpass last season's career-high 53 points.
Source: Calgary Sun
Tue, Nov 21, 2017 08:03:00 AM

Mikael Backlund is on a four-game point streak.

Backlund kept that run going with an assist in Calgary's 7-4 win over St. Louis on Monday. He's up to four goals and 11 points in 17 contests this season. He set a career-high last season with 53 points and might be able to finish around that level again in 2017-18.
Source: Calgary Sun
Tue, Nov 14, 2017 06:27:00 AM

Mikael Backlund scored a pair of goals in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues.

Backlund scored the game's first goal just 3:58 into the game, but the Blues responded by netting three in a row. The Flames forward then cut the lead to 3-2 in the second frame. Unfortunately for Calgary, that's as close as they'd come to tying things up. The two-goal effort puts an end to Backlund's six-game goalless drought and it doubles his total for the season. He has six points in 10 games in 2017-18.
Wed, Oct 25, 2017 10:58:00 PM

Mikael Backlund had an assist in the Flames' 4-3 overtime win against Los Angeles on Wednesday.

That extended Backlund's point streak to four games. He has two goals and three points in four contests this season.
Source: Calgary Sun
Thu, Oct 12, 2017 09:49:00 AM

Mikael Backlund found the back of the net in Calgary's 2-0 win over Anaheim Monday night.

Backlund has gotten off to a good start by finding the back of the net in two of his first three games. He reached the 20-goal milestone in each of his previous two campaigns and he's a candidate to accomplish that again.
Source: Calgary Sun
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 05:16:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Sean Monahan
2Mikael Backlund
3Mark Jankowski
4Matt Stajan
LW1Johnny Gaudreau
2Matthew Tkachuk
3Kris Versteeg
4Sam Bennett
5Marek Hrivik
6Morgan Klimchuk
7Ryan Lomberg
RW1Michael Frolik
2Micheal Ferland
3Garnet Hathaway
4Curtis Lazar
5Troy Brouwer
D1Dougie Hamilton
2Mark Giordano
3T.J. Brodie
4Travis Hamonic
5Michael Stone
6Matt Bartkowski
7Brett Kulak
G1Mike Smith
2David Rittich
3Jon Gillies