Mikael Backlund

#11 C / Calgary Flames / EXP: 7YRS Height: 6-0 Weight: 198 lb Age: 26 College: None

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      Flames' Mikael Backlund: Tallies assist in loss Tuesday

      Backlund registered an assist in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to Anaheim. The point snapped a four-game scoreless streak for Backlund, who had started November on fire. Backlund is a really streaky fantasy player, which makes him fairly unreliable on a day to day basis. He does have seven points in 10 November games, however, and is on pace for about 30 points this season.

    • Flames' Backlund Returns To Practice

      News: Mikael Backlund (undisclosed) returned to practice Monday, Roger Millions of Sportsnet reports.
      Analysis: Mikael Backlund's ailment was never believed to be too serious, but it's a positive sign that he was able to return to practice, especially considering he was forced to miss 30 games due to injury last season. Backlund is expected to return to a top-six role with the Flames in 2015-16.
    • Flames' Backlund Inks Three-Year Extension

      News: Mikael Backlund signed a three-year, $10.73 million contract extension with the Flames on Saturday, TSN's Darren Dreger reports.
      Analysis: Flames fans can now rest assured knowing that Mikael Backlund will remain a major part of their young and talented core for the foreseeable future. Despite missing 30 games due to injury in 2014-15, Backlund was productive for Calgary this season, notching 10 goals and 17 assists for a total of 27 points in 52 games for the Flames. He'll likely return to his role as the team's second line center next season.
    • Flames' Backlund Pots Game 3 OT Winner

      News: Mikael Backlund scored his first career playoff goal Tuesday, beating the Ducks' Frederik Andersen 4:24 into overtime to deliver a Game 3 victory.
      Analysis: Finally in the NHL playoffs after five fruitless campaigns with Calgary, Mikael Backlund hadn't made much of a postseason impact until Tuesday, as he'd tallied just a single assist over the Flames' first eight playoff games. But this was a huge goal, as it cut the Ducks' series lead to 2-1, with Friday's Game 4 in Calgary looming large.
    • Flames' Backlund Active In Win

      News: Mikael Backlund notched an assist, four shot attempts, and two PIM in Sunday's Game 3 win over the Canucks.
      Analysis: Mikael Backlund's helper was of the secondary variety and came on T.J. Brodie's first-period goal. It's the first postseason point for the center after he racked up 10 goals and 17 assists in 52 regular-season contests.
    • Flames' Backlund Extends Point Streak In Loss

      News: Mikael Backlund extended his point streak to eight games Saturday, collecting two assists in a loss to the Avalanche.
      Analysis: Mikael Backlund is on fire right now and is up to 25 points in 39 games on the season. Centering the second line, Backlund is worth grabbing while he's hot, as he's only 25-years of age and has showed flashes of brilliance in the past. Now that he's displaying his talent consistently, he could become a lethal scoring threat.
    • Flames' Backlund Beginning To Sizzle

      News: Mikael Backlund recorded an assist in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Ducks.
      Analysis: Mikael Backlund was held without a shot attempt for just the fourth time all season in the win, but still managed to extend his point streak to six games with the assist. The 25-year-old is quietly scoring at over a half-point-per-game clip this season (22 points in 37 games), providing optimism for the Flames that he and Sean Monahan may form one of the league's better top-two center tandems in seasons to come.
    • Flames' Backlund Tallies Assist

      News: Mikael Backlund picked up an assist in a 4-3 shootout victory against Boston on Thursday.
      Analysis: Mikael Backlund is having a strong season with 19 points in 34 games, and has three points in his last three games. If you need a fill-in, Backlund is in the midst of a nice streak.
    • Flames' Backlund Gets Assist In Defeat

      News: Mikael Backlund registered an assist for the second straight game Wednesday as the Flames fell to the Wild 3-2 in overtime.
      Analysis: Mikael Backlund has been streaky this season, with periods of production butting up to droughts. That being said, he is on a mini-point streak right now and is not a bad play at the moment.
    • Flames' Backlund Returns To Lineup

      News: Mikael Backlund (illness) will return to the lineup Wednesday against the Sharks, Roger Millions of Sportsnet reports.
      Analysis: The illness forced Mikael Backlund out of Monday's win over the Jets, but that will be the extent of the center's absence. He was back on the ice for Wednesday's morning skate and participated in a full capacity, taking part in line rushes with a second trio that included Lance Bouma and David Jones.
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