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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 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. Nov 21 - 8:03 AM
Source: Calgary Sun

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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
Nov 14 - 6:27 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.
Oct 25 - 10:58 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
Oct 12 - 9:49 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
Oct 10 - 5:16 AM

Mikael Backlund scored a goal in Saturday's 3-2 shootout win over the Winnipeg Jets.

Backlund dealt with some back issues last season, but he still put together a pretty solid campaign. The 28-year-old had 22 goals and 53 points in 81 games during the 2016-17 season. Backlund will have value in deeper standard fantasy leagues. Kris Versteeg also scored for the Flames tonight.
Oct 1 - 12:31 AM

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

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

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2Mikael Backlund
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4Matt Stajan
5Freddie Hamilton
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2Matthew Tkachuk
3Kris Versteeg
4Sam Bennett
RW1Michael Frolik
2Micheal Ferland
3Jaromir Jagr
4Curtis Lazar
5Troy Brouwer
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2Mark Giordano
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4Travis Hamonic
5Michael Stone
6Matt Bartkowski
7Brett Kulak
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