Mikael Backlund

#11 C / Calgary Flames / EXP: 12YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 200 lb Age: 31 College: None

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  • Backlund recorded an assist and went minus-2 in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Maple Leafs. Backlund earned the secondary assist on Milan Lucic's second-period tally after some line-juggling united the two forwards. The 31-year-old Backlund has done alright with three points, eight shots on goal and a minus-3 rating through five games. He's usually good for a 45-point pace in a full season -- the Swede should end up around the 30-point mark in the abbreviated 2020-21 campaign.

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  • Backlund scored a goal in Monday's 5-2 win over the Canucks. Backlund gave the Flames a 2-1 lead with a goal at 13:30 of the second period, their second of three goals in the middle frame. The Swede has adjusted seamlessly to a third-line role after many seasons as the second-line center. Backlund has two points, six shots on goal and five hits through three contests.

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  • Backlund recorded a power-play assist, two shots on goal and two PIM in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Canucks. Backlund's helper came in the second period, when he found Andrew Mangiapane, who then sent a no-look pass perfectly to Dillon Dube for the Flames' second goal. Lost in the shuffle of Elias Lindholm's shift to center is Backlund's reduced even-strength role. The 31-year-old Backlund slots in as the Flames' third-line center, but he's not being used like it -- as a strong two-way player, the Swede will get plenty of minutes in all situations. Fantasy managers can count on him as a depth scorer, as Backlund hasn't finished with fewer than 45 points in the last five years. His floor for 2021 would be around the 30-point mark if Backlund stays healthy.

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  • Backlund had 45 points (16 goals, 29 helpers) in 70 regular-season games in 2019-20. He added six points in 10 playoff contests. Backlund struggled, as many Flames skaters did, to start the season. After New Year's, the Swede was a point-per-game player with 11 goals and 17 helpers in 28 contests before the league was put on pause due to the coronavirus outbreak. Backlund typically plays better in the second half of the season. He's also been a steady contributor for the Flames -- he's finished between 45 and 53 points in each of the last five campaigns.

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  • Backlund scored an unassisted goal Tuesday during the Flames' 2-1 loss to the Stars in Game 5. The 31-year-old turned in an outstanding individual effort in the final minute of the first period for Calgary's only offense on the afternoon. Backlund gathered the puck along the boards, skated towards the blue line and the center of the ice, then stopped suddenly to shed a Dallas defender and fired a shot through a crowd that Anton Khudobin was a heartbeat late getting to. Backlund has four goals and six points through nine games this postseason, but he'll need more help if the Flames are going to avoid elimination in Game 6 on Thursday.

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Last 7 Games

DATEOppResultGAPTS+/-SOGTOIFPTS
1/26
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L 4-3 0 1 1 -2 1 13:58 0
1/24
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L 3-2 0 0 0 0 1 17:93 0.5
1/18
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W 5-2 1 0 1 -1 1 14:60 2
1/16
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W 3-0 0 1 1 0 2 16:13 2.5
1/14
L 4-3 0 0 0 0 3 17:88 0

Upcoming Games

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1/28
8:00 PM
1/30
8:00 PM
2/01
9:00 PM
2/02
9:00 PM
2/04
9:00 PM
2/06
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11:00 PM
2/09
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11:00 PM

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Career Stats

Year GP G A PTS +/- PPG SHOG GWG FOW FOL FPTS
2020 5 1 2 3 -3 0 0 0 26 24 5
2019 70 16 29 45 3 3 0 3 368 410 124.5
2018 77 21 26 47 34 1 0 4 511 520 165
2017 82 14 31 45 -21 3 0 2 705 705 109.5
2016 81 22 31 53 9 7 0 7 711 768 160
2015 82 21 26 47 10 3 0 4 539 604 141
2014 52 10 17 27 4 0 0 2 423 452 73.5
2013 76 18 21 39 4 5 0 3 628 694 122
2012 32 8 8 16 -6 2 0 1 194 213 45.2
2011 41 4 7 11 -13 2 0 2 225 271 21
2010 73 10 15 25 4 2 0 1 319 345 72.5
2009 23 1 9 10 5 0 0 0 102 89 27.5
2008 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 0
3 Year Avg 76 17 29 46 5 2 0 3 528 545 133
Career 695 146 222 368 30 28 0 29 4753 5100

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