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: Nets power play goal Tuesday

    Backlund added a power play marker to a 4-3 victory against Toronto on Tuesday. Backlund is on a mini hot streak with three points in his last two games. He moved up a line with Johnny Gaudreau's line scratched due to disciplinary reasons, and took advantage. Backlund isn't going to set the ice on fire with his scoring, but is at his usual 35-40 point pace.

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    Flames' Mikael Backlund: Notches two points in victory over Vancouver

    Backlund scored his sixth goal of the season and added an assist in Saturday's win over the Canucks. While it was an empty-netter, it all counts the same, as Backlund got on the scoresheet for the first time in six games. He's currently centering the second line and seeing decent minutes, but he's yet to score a power-play goal this season and is known for being streaky, so exhibit caution.

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    Flames' Mikael Backlund: Adds two helpers to pile

    Backlund helped out on both of Sam Bennett's goals and went plus-3 in Thursday's 4-2 win over Columbus. That's six helpers in the last four games for Backlund, and Bennett's scored five of those goals. You can hardly ask for better chemistry than that, and it's meant a huge spike in ice time for Backlund recently -- he's averaging more than 18 minutes per game (including 18:40 on Thursday) over his last five, numbers more in line with the past two campaigns than the first three months of this one.

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    Flames' Mikael Backlund: Grabs two assists

    Backlund assisted on a pair of goals in Monday's loss to the Sharks. Both helpers came on the power play, as Backlund continues to see some time on the man advantage. The center has just 18 points through 41 points on the season though, so he's only worth a look in deeper leagues.

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    Flames' Mikael Backlund: Scores fourth goal in win

    Backlund netted his fourth goal of the season, had an assist and fired five shots on goal in Tuesday's win over the Sharks. That's the second goal in three games for the streaky Backlund, who had previously gone 10 straight games without finding twine. He's worth riding on hot streaks in deeper formats, but with just 11 points averaging under 15:00 of ice time, we can't recommend using him in shallow formats.

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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.
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