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11 Mikael Backlund C

Calgary Flames

Fantasy Stats
ROST%START%
43%24%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
92332-73017:36

Player Updates

May 19, 2021 09:24 PM
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Hands out assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backlund posted an assist, two shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 6-2 win over the Canucks.

Backlund finished the season fairly strong with a goal and four helpers in his last five games. The Swede had a total of 32 points, 144 shots on net, a minus-7 rating and 30 PIM in 54 outings. He mainly featured on the third line, but he was on pace to exceed 40 points for the sixth straight year had 2020-21 been a full season.

May 17, 2021 02:12 AM
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Dishes pair of helpers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backlund notched two assists, four shots on goal and two PIM in Sunday's 6-5 overtime win over the Canucks.

Backlund had a hand in both of Andrew Mangiapane's second-period tallies. The 32-year-old Backlund is finishing the 2020-21 campaign strong with a goal and three helpers in his last three games. The Swede is up to 31 points, 140 shots and a minus-8 rating through 52 contests.

May 14, 2021 12:12 AM
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Credited with power-play assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backlund notched a power-play assist and three shots on goal in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Canucks.

After a scoring change gave Matthew Tkachuk credit for the Flames' fourth goal, Backlund earned the secondary helper on the play. The 32-year-old Backlund has produced 29 points, 136 shots on net and 28 PIM through 51 contests this year. He'll likely finish the season in a second-line role with Sean Monahan (hip) shut down for the year. The advanced role could give Backlund extra appeal in DFS.

May 9, 2021 11:12 PM
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Deposits game-winner Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backlund scored a goal on six shots in Sunday's 6-1 win over the Senators.

Backlund struck only 17 seconds into the second period, and his goal stood as the game-winner. The 32-year-old has nine tallies and 28 points through 50 contests. He's added 133 shots on net, 28 PIM and a minus-9 rating in a third-line role.

April 20, 2021 01:48 AM
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Puts up helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backlund registered an assist, three shots on goal and a minus-2 rating in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Senators.

Backlund saw his five-game point streak end in Montreal on Friday, but he got back on the scoresheet quickly. The Swede is up to 27 points, 115 shots on net and a minus-9 rating through 43 outings. With eight points in his last seven contests, Backlund carries a fair amount of appeal as a scoring option in standard fantasy formats.

April 15, 2021 12:16 AM
Flames' Mikael Backlund: On five-game point streak
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backlund registered an assist and two shots on goal in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Canadiens.

Backlund extended his point streak to five games, during which he has two goals and five assists. The Swede set up Noah Hanifin's opening tally at 3:58 of the first period Wednesday, Backlund has 26 points, 108 shots and a minus-6 rating through 41 contests. He's heating up, so fantasy managers in season-long and DFS formats alike may want to roster him.

April 14, 2021 12:48 AM
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Slings assist Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backlund recorded an assist, two shots on goal and a pair of hits in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Maple Leafs.

Backlund had the secondary helper on a Juuso Valimaki tally in the first period. The 32-year-old Backlund has racked up two goals and four assists since he missed a game due to an undisclosed injury. The Swede is at 25 points, 106 shots on net, 36 hits and a minus-6 rating through 40 appearances. He's known for finishing seasons strong, so fantasy managers may want to give him a look down the stretch.

April 11, 2021 01:08 AM
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Produces two helpers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backlund recorded two assists, two PIM and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 5-0 win over the Oilers.

Backlund helped out on goals by Johnny Gaudreau and Mark Giordano in the second period. The 32-year-old Backlund has produced two goals and three helpers in his last three outings. The Swede is up to 24 points, 104 shots on net, 22 PIM and a minus-7 rating. He sees third-line usage at even strength, but a role on the second power-play unit boosts Backlund's fantasy value slightly.

April 6, 2021 12:48 AM
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Strikes twice in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backlund scored two goals, including one while shorthanded, on five shots in Monday's 5-3 loss to the Maple Leafs.

Backlund was fairly effective Monday, but he was the exception to the rule among Flames skaters. The 32-year-old Swede has two goals and three assists in his last five outings. For the season, Backlund's produced eight goals, 22 points, 104 shots on net and a minus-9 rating in 38 contests. Five of his points have come on the power play and another two have come shorthanded.

April 5, 2021 04:00 AM
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Nabs assist in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backlund (undisclosed) recorded an assist and four shots on goal in 14:59 of ice time in Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Maple Leafs.

Backlund missed Friday's game versus the Oilers due to the mystery injury, but it apparently wasn't too significant. The 32-year-old Backlund set up Andrew Mangiapane for a first-period tally that gave the Flames a 2-1 lead. Through 37 contests, Backlund has 20 points, 99 shots and a minus-11 rating. He entered Sunday averaging 17:21 of ice time, so his usage will be something to monitor in the next few games.

April 4, 2021 05:04 PM
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Cleared for Sunday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backlund (undisclosed) will play in Sunday's game against the Maple Leafs, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.

Backlund missed Friday's game versus the Oilers, but he'll return to the lineup Sunday. The 32-year-old forward has put up six goals, 13 assists and 95 shots through 36 games this season. He should skate somewhere in the middle six in addition to the power play Sunday.

April 2, 2021 08:36 PM
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Surprise scratch Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backlund (undisclosed) won't play in Friday's game versus the Oilers.

Backlund saw 15:25 of ice time in Monday's 5-1 loss to the Jets, but he didn't seem to be dealing with any notable injury. The 32-year-old will try to get healthy in time for Sunday's game versus the Maple Leafs.

March 28, 2021 01:44 AM
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Hands out assist in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backlund produced an assist and three shots on goal in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Jets.

Backlund picked up the secondary helper on Sam Bennett's lucky bounce for a goal in the third period. The 32-year-old Backlund has assists in consecutive outings. The Swede is up to 19 points, 93 shots, 33 hits and 20 PIM through 35 contests. He's been reasonably productive in a third-line role, making him a solid option in deeper fantasy formats.

March 27, 2021 01:28 AM
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Earns power-play helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backlund produced a power-play assist and two shots on goal in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Jets.

Backlund set up Milan Lucic's goal at 6:52 of the third period. The 32-year-old Backlund snapped a three-game drought with his helper, and he's up to 18 points in 34 appearances. He also has 90 shots on net, 20 PIM, 32 hits and a minus-10 rating this season.

March 20, 2021 04:16 PM
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Pushes point streak to four games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backlund collected a power-play assist in Friday's 4-3 win over the Maple Leafs.

Backlund had the secondary helper on Mark Giordano's second-period marker, which stood as the game-winner. The assist extended Backlund's point streak to four games, during which he's totaled two goals and three assists. The Swedish center is up to 17 points, 78 shots on net, 26 hits and 20 PIM through 30 contests this year.

March 18, 2021 01:28 AM
Flames' Mikael Backlund: On modest three-game point streak
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backlund scored a goal on four shots but went minus-3 in Wednesday's 7-3 loss to the Oilers.

Backlund tallied in the third period, but it was little more than window dressing. The Swede has a three-game point streak, during which he's posted two goals and two assists. He's at 16 points, 76 shots on goal, a minus-7 rating and 18 PIM through 29 contests overall.

March 16, 2021 12:04 AM
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Sets up pair in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backlund recorded two assists in Monday's 4-3 win over the Oilers.

Backlund had the secondary helpers on goals by Andrew Mangiapane and Noah Hanifin in Monday's contest. The 31-year-old Backlund has three points in his last two games since he snapped a four-game point drought. The Swede's been a bit streaky in 2020-21 -- he has 15 points, 72 shots on net, 18 PIM and a minus-4 rating through 28 contests overall.

March 13, 2021 11:36 PM
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Pockets insurance tally
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backlund scored a goal on three shots Saturday in a 3-1 win over Montreal.

Backlund deposited an Andrew Mangiapane centering pass 7:20 into the second period to extend Calgary's cushion to 3-0. It was the first goal in six March games for Backlund, who last found the back of the net Feb. 27 in Ottawa. The 31-year-old center has five goals and eight assists in 27 games this season.

March 2, 2021 02:56 AM
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Sets up lone goal Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backlund recorded a power-play assist and two shots on goal in Monday's 5-1 loss to the Senators.

Backlund set up Milan Lucic for a shot in the second period, and Lucic scored on a second attempt to get the Flames on the board. The 31-year-old Backlund has 12 points, 53 shots on goal and a minus-3 rating through 22 contests. The Flames' inconsistent offense makes the Swede risky to roster -- he's got four points in the last two games, but he went eight contests without a point prior to that.

February 27, 2021 06:48 PM
Flames' Mikael Backlund: Snaps slump with three-point effort
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backlund scored a goal and two assists, one of them short-handed, in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Senators.

The 31-year-old hadn't found the scoresheet in eight straight games coming into Saturday, but Backlund quickly snapped his slump by lighting the lamp less than five minutes into the first period before recording his helpers in the second. On the season, Backlund now has four goals and 11 points through 21 contests, putting him right around his usual scoring pace.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultGAPTS+/-TOI
05/19vs VANW 6-2011+216:58
05/18@ VANL 2-4000-120:07
05/16@ VANW 6-5 (OT)022+119:10
05/13vs VANW 4-1011021:53
05/09vs OTTW 6-1101+116:05
05/05vs WPGL 0-4000-117:34
05/01@ EDML 1-4000-120:05
Fantasy Points By Week
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Career Stats
SeasonteamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWFWFL
2020-21CGY5492332-7011387358
2019-20CGY701629453333368410
2018-19CGY7721264734114511520
2017-18CGY82143145-21312705705
2016-17CGY812231539707711768
2015-16CGY8221264710334539604
2014-15CGY521017274022423452
2013-14CGY761821394543628694
2012-13CGY328816-6201194213
2011-12CGY414711-13202225271
2010-11CGY731015254201319345
2009-10CGY231910500010289
2008-09CGY1000000025
Total7441542433972628153051145434
More Career Stats
SeasonteamGPSOGS%TOI/GSHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2020-21CGY541446.217:35126188.2299.72300014
2019-20CGY7015710.217:56160398.28111.45260013
2018-19CGY7720510.217:521786126:37107:28520024
2017-18CGY822146.519:001868175:25194:29780228
2016-17CGY8119711.217:361914165:41182:04360113
2015-16CGY8215513.516:251947131:02144:17280014
2014-15CGY521039.717:43136787:3975:1714007
2013-14CGY7617810.118:311967141:24147:07320016
2012-13CGY32889.115:0566144:4112:3929116
2011-12CGY41854.715:2184246:3739:4716008
2010-11CGY731446.912:04122044:5168:0518009
2009-10CGY23472.112:3340427:540:026003
2008-09CGY110.010:00152:090:000000
Total74417189.016:51168551180:301182:2536514155
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/200
Birthdate:
03/17/1989
Age:
32
Hometown:
Vasteras, Sweden
Team:
Calgary Flames
School:

NHL Experience:
12