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Mikael Backlund

26-Year-Old Center – Calgary Flames

2015-16 NHL Stats

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21

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26

PP Pts

9

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10

PIM

28

2015-16 NHL Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Backlund is remarkably valuable for the Flames, but less so for fantasy purposes. His production is fine, though itís not likely to spike any time soon. Why? Heís the defensive backbone of the Flames' forward ranks. Backlund is the center that coach Bob Hartley sends over th...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 199   DOB: 5/17/1989   BORN: Vasteras, Sweden   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #24 Overall in 2007   Show ContractHide Contract

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Re-signed with the Flames on a three-year, $10.725 million contract in June 2015.

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Backlund notched his first-career hat trick -- with one goal on the power play and another shorthanded -- and a plus-3 rating in Thursday's 7-3 win over Vancouver.

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Mikael Backlund NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2008-09 19 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 10:44 0 0 0 2:09 0 0
2009-10 20 23 1 9 10 5 6 47 2.1 0 0 12:36 0 0 0 1:13 12 4
2010-11 21 NHL CGY 73 10 15 25 4 18 144 6.9 1 0 12:05 2 2 4 0:37 35 19
2011-12 22 NHL CGY 41 4 7 11 -13 16 85 4.7 2 0 15:23 2 1 3 1:08 25 19
2012-13 23 NHL CGY 32 8 8 16 -6 29 88 9.1 1 0 15:07 2 2 4 1:24 31 19
2013-14 24 NHL CGY 76 18 21 39 4 32 178 10.1 3 4 18:32 5 6 11 1:52 64 62
2014-15 25 NHL CGY 52 10 17 27 4 14 103 9.7 2 2 17:45 0 1 1 2:09 41 32
2015-16 26 NHL CGY 82 21 26 47 10 28 155 13.5 4 3 16:26 3 6 9 1:36 68 51
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#2 Center
  1. Sean Monahan
  2. Mikael Backlund
  3. Sam Bennett
  4. Derek Grant  DTD
Calgary Flames

2015-16 Time On Ice Stats

16:26

Average Time On Ice

On average, Mikael Backlund was on the ice for 16:26.

1:36

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Mikael Backlund was on the ice for 1:36 during power plays.

1:46

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Mikael Backlund was on the ice for 1:46 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2013-14 18:32 1:52 1:56
2014-15 17:45 2:09 1:49
2015-16 16:26 1:36 1:46

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   Mikael Backlund
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 9 @MIN 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 16:59 1:50
Apr 7 VAN 3 0 3 3 0 1 0 1 4 75.0 0 1 14:10 2:19
Apr 5 LOS 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 1 16:31 3:28
Apr 2 @EDM 2 1 3 3 0 0 0 1 3 66.7 0 0 18:22 3:26
Mar 31 @LOS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 15:02 1:31
Mar 30 @ANA 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 17:02 0:38
Mar 28 @ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 17:03 1:43
Mar 26 CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 18:26 0:51
Mar 24 @MIN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 17:21 3:24
Mar 21 @TOR 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 18:55 0:34
Mar 20 @MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 15:54 1:06
Mar 18 COL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 20:08 1:48
Mar 16 WPG 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 16:56 1:28
Mar 14 STL 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 18:44 1:50
Mar 11 ARI 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 50.0 0 0 19:15 2:38
Mar 9 NAS 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 5 20.0 0 0 18:31 2:31
Mar 7 SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 19:50 3:50
Mar 5 @PIT 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 1 1 16:23 2:51
Mar 3 @BUF 1 0 1 -2 2 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 0 15:16 1:16
Mar 1 @BOS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 17:30 2:35
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Feb 29 @PHI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 3 18:18 1:56
Feb 27 OTT 0 1 1 -1 2 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 0 16:30 3:04
Feb 25 NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 20:44 1:22
Feb 23 @LOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 17:19 0:49
Feb 21 @ANA 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 18:20 3:18
Feb 19 VAN 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 13:33 0:29
Feb 17 MIN 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 2 0 19:28 4:03
Feb 15 ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 17:35 2:08
Feb 12 @ARI 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 15:14 2:57
Feb 11 @SAN 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 3 33.3 2 3 21:54 2:49
Feb 9 TOR 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 0 3 19:07 1:46
Feb 6 @VAN 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 0 18:08 1:53
Feb 5 CLM 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 15:26 0:39
Feb 3 CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 17:26 1:34
Jan 27 NAS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 19:20 3:27
Jan 25 @DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 17:12 2:59
Jan 24 @CAR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 22:05 5:00
Jan 21 @CLM 0 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 0 18:40 0:00
Jan 19 @NJD 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 18:19 1:15
Jan 16 @EDM 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 5 0 19:45 4:36
Jan 13 FLA 0 1 1 3 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 15:52 1:36
Jan 11 SAN 0 2 2 -1 2 0 2 0 6 0.0 1 0 18:53 1:34
Jan 7 ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 0 4 19:22 2:07
Jan 5 TAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 15:48 0:46
Jan 2 @COL 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 17:30 5:18
Dec 31 LOS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 17:33 2:00
Dec 29 ANA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 15:53 1:54
Dec 27 EDM 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 4 0 17:57 1:48
Dec 22 WPG 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 17:21 1:35
Dec 20 @DET 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 0 19:55 2:05
Dec 19 @STL 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 1 12:58 2:00
Dec 17 @DAL 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 11:48 0:00
Dec 15 @NAS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 13:17 0:00
Dec 12 NYR 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 14:06 0:00
Dec 10 BUF 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 15:02 1:58
Dec 8 SAN 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 0 0 11:50 0:50
Dec 4 BOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 11:46 0:00
Dec 1 DAL 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 1 12:57 0:00
Nov 28 @SAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 10:53 0:00
Nov 27 @ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 13:15 0:00
Nov 24 @ANA 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 15:48 0:00
Nov 20 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 15:47 0:00
Nov 17 NJD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 16:25 2:56
Nov 15 @CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 13:35 1:28
Nov 13 @WAS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 17:08 1:00
Nov 12 @TAM 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 1 0 16:54 3:14
Nov 10 @FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 17:39 0:00
Nov 7 PIT 0 3 3 2 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 0 15:58 2:29
Nov 5 PHI 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 1 17:33 0:00
Nov 3 @COL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 10:44 0:00
Oct 31 @EDM 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 9:22 0:00
Oct 30 MON 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 14:53 0:00
Oct 28 @OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 14:51 0:00
Oct 26 @NYI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 18:01 1:31
Oct 25 @NYR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 1 17:12 1:01
Oct 23 DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 0 3 16:43 1:52
Oct 20 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 16:01 0:00
Oct 17 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 16:29 2:08
Oct 16 @WPG 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 1 15:47 0:00
Oct 13 STL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 8:28 0:00
Oct 10 @VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 10:05 0:00
Oct 7 VAN 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 1 15:11 0:11

Mikael Backlund: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Backlund scored twice and had an assist in Saturday's win over the Oilers.

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Backlund assisted on the Flames' first two goals Wednesday, contributing majorly to a strong first-period start en route to a 4-1 win over the Jets.

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Despite Backlund missing morning skate, coach Bob Hartley indicated that the pivot will play in Wednesday's game against the Jets, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.

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Backlund did not participate in practice Wednesday morning, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 reports.

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Backlund reached a plus-2 rating to go along with a goal and an assist in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Penguins.

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Backlund lit the lamp in a 6-3 loss to Buffalo on Thursday.

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Backlund scored his 10th goal of the season and added an assist in Friday's win over Vancouver.

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Backlund potted a goal in a 5-3 loss to the Wild on Wednesday.

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Backlund notched a goal on three shots, had two PIM and went plus-2 in Thursday's 6-5 win over the Sharks.

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Backlund added a power-play marker to a 4-3 victory against Toronto on Tuesday.

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Backlund scored his sixth goal of the season and added an assist in Saturday's win over the Canucks.

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Backlund helped out on both of Sam Bennett's goals and went plus-3 in Thursday's 4-2 win over Columbus.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015-16

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2014-15

Backlund finally started to showcase his first-round talent in 2013-14, scoring 18 goals and adding 21 assists in 76 games. He also was one of the few Flames to end the season with a positive plus/minus at plus-4. Backlund should be one of the top two centers for Calgary to start the year and could certainly end up with 40-50 points if he stays healthy.

2013-14

It's a do or die year for Backlund, who has failed to live up to expectations in his first four years in the NHL. The first-round pick (2007) has only 62 points in 170 games and has struggled with inconsistency and injuries. Nonetheless, with Calgary rebuilding, perhaps some of the pressure will be off Backlund and he can finally start to live up to his draft promise. He will compete for the No. 2 center spot, but his inability to score consistently should scare any fantasy owners away.

2012-13

The 2011-12 season was a disaster for Backlund, as he started the season as Calgaryís No. 1 center, then saw a lack of consistent play and injuries leave him fighting for a spot in the top four lines. He will look to remind coaches of what they saw of him in 2010-11, when he had 10 goals and 15 assists, as the No. 2 center spot in Calgary is still up for grabs. He has great potential, but he has to show that ability in games again.

2011-12

Backlund, the Flames' first-round draft selection of 2007, stands out as one of the top prospects on an organization that has a shortage of noteworthy young guns. His ascension to the NHL had been an arduous process, though a neck injury to Daymond Langkow allowed Backlund to stay up with the club for the majority of the season. In 73 games of NHL action, the Swede posted 10 goals and 15 assists, though he still watched a handful of games from the press box as a healthy scratch. He will be one to watch this season, as he can score and distribute the puck just as easily.

2010-11

Backlund more than held his own in a 23-game trial with the Flames last year, notching one goal and nine assists while playing on multiple lines. Whenever you look at a young player's numbers with the Flames, you have to take the system into account - this was a system that depressed offense, so Backlund's output is better than it looks. Backlund also fared well at the team's developmental camp this summer, and he's got a good chance to surpass Daymond Langkow in the Flames' pecking order and stick with the team all season long.

2009-10

Backlund is a bright prospect who finally came over to the WHL late last season after spending close to four years with Vasteras IK in Sweden. He notched 30 points in 28 games with Kelowna (WHL), showing that his skills will translate to the North American game just fine. The Flames will give him a long look during camp and even if he does wind up getting sent down to the AHL he could still make an impact at some point during the 2009-10 season if injuries hit the Flames' roster. Keep him on your radar, especially in keeper leagues.

2008-09

Backlund has spent the past three seasons with Vasteras IK in Sweden, scoring 20 points in 67 games in the process. He also helped Sweden to a silver medal at the IIHF World Junior Championships earlier in 2008. The No. 24 pick should get a shot at making the team in the fall, but unfortunately for him, the Flames are extremely deep at center. Don't completely count him out, however.

2007-08

The Flames' first round pick in 2007, Calgary expects big things out of the Swede Backlund in the future. The 18-year-old does not have overwhelming scoring power, but he is a great two-way player that should have a long career in the NHL. Give him a couple years before that happens, however, especially with his recent knee injury.

2006-07

Backlund is pure talent but his pre-draft ranking plummeted after a serious knee injury kept him off the radar for about four months. He's healthy and ready to go now, and could be a real steal if he can bulk up for the pro game. Thnk a point-per-game output, folks -- that's pretty nice fantasy fodder. His injury has put him under the radar; it shouldn't scare you off.