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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
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Mikael Backlund is on the bubble when it comes to the roster selection for Team Sweden for the World Cup.
Backlund recently finished a stint serving Sweden in the 2016 World Championship where Sweden only had eight NHL regulars on the roster. Because of the team's relative lack of NHL talent, Sweden leaned heavily on Backlund, getting him to log over 21 minutes in six of the Swede's eight games. "It’s always an honor to play for Team Sweden and for me to say no, it’s going to take a lot," Backlund said. Perhaps his willingness to answer the call when asked will help push him over the edge in the roster selection process. If he is part of Team Sweden, it would be as a third or fourth-line forward. May 25 - 8:17 AM
Source: Calgary Sun

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YearTeamGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPGPPASHGSHAGWSOGPct
2008CAL100000000001.000
2009CAL231910560000047.021
2010CAL7310152541822011144.069
2011CAL414711-13162100285.047
2012CAL328816-6292200188.091
2013CAL7618213943256403178.101
2014CAL5210172741401202103.097

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sean Monahan
2Mikael Backlund
3Matt Stajan
4Drew Shore
5Derek Grant
LW1Johnny Gaudreau
2Sam Bennett
3Joe Colborne
4Lance Bouma
5Hunter Shinkaruk
6Brandon Bollig
RW1Michael Frolik
2Alex Chiasson
3Micheal Ferland
4Josh Jooris
D1Mark Giordano
2T.J. Brodie
3Dennis Wideman
4Dougie Hamilton
5Jyrki Jokipakka
6Ladislav Smid
7Deryk Engelland
8Oliver Kylington
9Jakub Nakladal
G1Brian Elliott
2Joni Ortio
3David Rittich
4Karri Ramo