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11 Mikael Backlund C

Calgary Flames

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
40%22%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
102535-126619:00
Latest News
  • Flames' Mikael Backlund: Inks six-year extension

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (2/16/18) Backlund signed a six-year contract extension with the Flames on Friday that will net him $5.35 million annually.

    Backlund's newest extension could make him a career Flame. He's spent all of his NHL career in the organization since he was selected 24th overall by Calgary in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. The 28-year-old pivot is on track for another serviceable campaign in 2017-18, owning 34 points (10 goals, 24 assists) through 58 games, earning him a future with a pay bump and extra job security.

    Flames' Mikael Backlund: Tallies two points

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (2/2/18) Backlund lit the lamp and added a power-play assist in a 7-4 loss to the Lightning on Thursday.

    That's now 10 goals on the season for Backlund. He likely isn't going to cross the 20-goal threshold for a third straight season, but he can blame his low shooting percentage for that. Not all is lost, though, as the Swede had 10 power-play points in 51 games.

    Flames' Mikael Backlund: Nabs two assists

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (1/26/18) Backlund had two assists in 22:26 of ice time in Thursday's shootout loss to the Oilers.

    Backlund's season of steady production continues, as the second-line center now has nine goals and 31 points through 49 contests. His current role on the first power-play unit definitely raises his fantasy value, while his 54 PIM are already a career high. Backlund has plenty to offer in most fantasy settings and his consistent offensive production makes him worth rolling out on a nightly basis.

    Flames' Mikael Backlund: Collects three points in 4-2 win

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (1/12/18) Backlund recorded a goal and two assists -- one on the power play -- during Friday's 4-2 win over Florida.

    The strong showing improves Backlund to nine goals and 19 assists for the campaign, and he's now closing in on last season's 53-point pace. He's probably still more of a supporting piece than a must-start option in most fantasy settings, but there's potential for a strong second half, especially since he's been skating with the No. 1 power-play unit of late.

    Flames' Mikael Backlund: Misses scoresheet in 6-1 win

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (12/18/17) Backlund failed to register a point for the fourth consecutive game during Sunday's 6-1 win over Vancouver.

    The veteran center has just two assists through nine December games and only seven goals and 19 points for the season. He'll need to pick up his scoring in order to approach last year's 22-goal, 53-point showing. Additionally, with the underwhelming offensive numbers, Backlund's value has taken a hit to start 2017-18. He's definitely not a go-to asset in most settings, especially with center being such a deep fantasy position.

 
Last 7 Games
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02/15NSH000-120:19
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02/21LV011016:35
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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2008-09Calgary10000000025
2009-10Calgary2319105000010289
2010-11Calgary7310152542010319345
2011-12Calgary414711-132020225271
2012-13Calgary328816-62010194213
2013-14Calgary7618213945430628694
2014-15Calgary5210172740220423452
2015-16Calgary82212647103340539604
2016-17Calgary8122315397070711768
2017-18Calgary62102535-122010542563
523104159263523921036854004
MORE CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2008-09Calgary10.010:44152:090:000000
2009-10Calgary472.1289:5040427:540:026003
2010-11Calgary1446.9881:47122044:5168:0518009
2011-12Calgary854.7630:4384246:3739:4716008
2012-13Calgary889.1483:5966144:4112:3929116
2013-14Calgary17810.11408:411967141:24147:07320016
2014-15Calgary1039.7922:43136787:3975:1714007
2015-16Calgary15513.51347:111947131:02144:17280014
2016-17Calgary19711.21426:051914165:41182:04360113
2017-18Calgary1546.51186:441428138:14152:37660222
11529.08588:2711765830:12821:552451498
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2014-15Calgary11112-100107186
2016-17Calgary4123-301004443
15235-40110115129
MORE POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2014-15Calgary303.3207:3329224:1519:138004
2016-17Calgary147.179:15977:1611:310000
444.5286:4838931:3130:448004
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/200
Birthdate:
3/17/1989
Age:
28
Hometown:
Vasteras, Sweden
Team:
Calgary Flames
School:

NHL Experience:
9