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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 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

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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

Mikael Backlund is on a three-game point streak.

Backlund had an assist in Calgary's 5-1 loss to Chicago on Tuesday. He now has a goal and seven points in 11 games this season.
Source: Calgary Sun
Wed, Nov 2, 2016 08:50:00 AM

Mikael Backlund scored his first goal of the season in Calgary's 3-1 loss to Washington on Sunday night.

Backlund now has six points through 10 contests this season. Michael Frolik and Matthew Tkachuk garnered assists on the first period marker which narrowed Washington's lead to 2-1, but the Flames couldn't get the equalizer.
Mon, Oct 31, 2016 12:15:00 AM

Mikael Backlund had two assists in Calgary's 7-4 loss to Edmonton Wednesday night.

Backlund also had three shots on goal, though he did finish the contest with a minus-two rating. He set new career-highs last season with 21 goals and 47 points and could finish in that range again in 2016-17.
Source: Calgary Sun
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 10:04:00 AM

Mikael Backlund was back in the Calgary lineup Sunday.

The center suffered a concussion at the World Cup on September 20 and considers himself fully healed. Backlund was the Flames best player Sunday as he had five shots on goal and also had a couple go off the iron. "As a team, I thought we played better than the score showed," Backlund said of the 4-0 loss to Winnipeg. "Personally, I felt pretty good ... I feel I can still get better, timing-wise and just knowing where everyone is and all that. But I thought I played pretty good." Backlund had a career high 21 goals and 47 points last season and expect him to do even better this season if he remains healthy and Johnny Gaudreau is part of the team at the outset of the season.
Source: Calgary Sun
Mon, Oct 3, 2016 05:30:00 AM

Mikael Backlund will be in the lineup for Sunday's exhibition tilt against Winnipeg.

It will be his first game action since he suffered a concussion on Sept. 20 at the World Cup of Hockey while playing for Team Sweden. "I've been feeling good now for almost a week," Backlund said. "I've been skating. It's my fourth day skating. I feel good."
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 06:23:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Sean Monahan
2Mikael Backlund
3Matt Stajan
4Freddie Hamilton
LW1Johnny Gaudreau
2Sam Bennett
3Matthew Tkachuk
4Lance Bouma
RW1Michael Frolik
2Troy Brouwer
3Kris Versteeg
4Alex Chiasson
5Micheal Ferland
6Garnet Hathaway
D1Mark Giordano
2T.J. Brodie
3Dougie Hamilton
4Dennis Wideman
5Ladislav Smid
6Jyrki Jokipakka
7Deryk Engelland
8Brett Kulak
G1Chad Johnson
2Brian Elliott