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Sweden Mikael Backlund
#11 Calgary Flames / NHL - 21/22
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Database: 889 138 players
Last added: Adam Haronik
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Jesper Olofsson 16 12 11 23
2. Alexandre Grenier 16 5 14 19
3. Damien Brunner 16 10 8 18
4. Andres Ambühl 14 6 11 17
5. Harri Pesonen 16 8 8 16
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
C
Age
32
Height
6'0" / 184 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
201 lbs / 91 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Contract
23/24
Cap Hit
$5,350,000 Powered by
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Highlights
1-time World Championship Gold Medal 1
2-time U20 WJC Silver Medal 2
1-time World Championship Silver Medal 1
1-time U18 WJC Bronze Medal 1
2-time World Championship Bronze Medal 2
1-time WHL Champion 1

Backlund has above average skating ability, is strong physically and somewhat aggressive. He is also equipped with good hands and hockey sense. His technical skills along with his passes and goal scoring/release ability make him an intriguing prospect. Could, however, work on his defensive game and consistency.
Uncle: Gary Sundgren (external link)

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2003-04 VIK Västerås HK U16 U16 SM 3 1 3 4 4 1 |
2004-05 VIK Västerås HK U16 U16 SM 3 3 1 4 4 -2 |
VIK Hockey Ungdom J18 J18 Allsvenskan 14 5 6 11 14 5 | Playoffs 4 2 1 3 2 0
Sweden U16 (all) International-Jr 6 9 2 11 8 |
2005-06 VIK Hockey Ungdom J20 J20 SuperElit 25 15 16 31 30 7 |
VIK Västerås HK HockeyAllsvenskan 12 2 2 4 14 2 |
Sweden U17 (all) International-Jr 7 6 7 13 10 |
Sweden U18 WJC-18 3 1 0 1 0 2 |
Sweden U18 (all) International-Jr 14 2 0 2 6 |
2006-07 VIK Västerås HK J18 J18 Allsvenskan 2 2 1 3 2 3 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 10
VIK Västerås HK J20 J20 SuperElit 7 5 4 9 8 3 | Playoffs 5 1 0 1 4 1
VIK Västerås HK HockeyAllsvenskan 18 1 2 3 14 1 |
Sweden U18 WJC-18 6 6 1 7 6 0 |
Sweden U18 (all) International-Jr 16 7 3 10 14 |
2007-08 VIK Västerås HK J20 J20 SuperElit 9 7 6 13 20 5 |
VIK Västerås HK HockeyAllsvenskan 37 9 4 13 24 -1 | Kvalserien SHL 9 2 0 2 4 -3
Sweden U19 (all) International-Jr 5 3 2 5 6 |
Sweden U20 WJC-20 6 3 4 7 10 3 |
Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 15 7 8 15 10 |
2008-09 VIK Västerås HK J20 J20 SuperElit 2 3 2 5 0 2 |
VIK Västerås HK HockeyAllsvenskan 17 4 4 8 39 -3 |
Calgary Flames NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0 |
Kelowna Rockets WHL 28 12 18 30 26 10 | Playoffs 19 13 10 23 26 16
Sweden U20 WJC-20 6 5 2 7 6 -1 |
Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 15 10 6 16 10 |
2009-10 Calgary Flames NHL 23 1 9 10 6 5 |
Abbotsford Heat AHL 54 15 17 32 26 0 | Playoffs 13 1 8 9 14 5
Sweden WC 6 0 1 1 2 3 |
Sweden (all) International 6 0 1 1 2 3 |
2010-11 Calgary Flames NHL 73 10 15 25 18 4 |
Abbotsford Heat AHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1 |
Sweden WC 9 3 2 5 2 4 |
Sweden (all) International 12 3 3 6 4 4 |
2011-12 Calgary Flames NHL 41 4 7 11 16 -13 |
2012-13 VIK Västerås HK HockeyAllsvenskan 23 12 18 30 22 13 |
Calgary Flames NHL 32 8 8 16 29 -6 |
Sweden (all) International 3 0 1 1 0 1 |
2013-14 Calgary Flames NHL 76 18 21 39 32 4 |
Sweden “A” WC 10 5 3 8 29 3 |
Sweden (all) International 13 7 5 12 29 4 |
2014-15 Calgary Flames NHL 52 10 17 27 14 4 | Playoffs 11 1 1 2 8 -1
2015-16 Calgary Flames NHL 82 21 26 47 28 10 |
Sweden “A” WC 8 3 1 4 4 -2 |
Sweden (all) International 12 5 1 6 4 -2 |
2016-17 Calgary Flames NHL 81 22 31 53 36 9 | Playoffs 4 1 2 3 0 -3
Sweden WCup 2 0 0 0 0 0 |
Sweden (all) International 3 0 0 0 2 -1 |
2017-18 Calgary Flames NHL 82 14 31 45 78 -21 |
Sweden “C” WC 10 2 7 9 6 7 |
Sweden (all) International 13 2 8 10 6 7 |
2018-19 Calgary Flames “A” NHL 77 21 26 47 52 34 | Playoffs 5 1 2 3 8 -5
2019-20 Calgary Flames “A” NHL 70 16 29 45 26 3 | Playoffs 10 4 2 6 8 -2
2020-21 Calgary Flames “A” NHL 54 9 23 32 30 -7 |
2021-22 Calgary Flames “A” NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -2 |
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Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2003-04 Västmanland TV-Pucken 8 5 1 6 8 |
2004-05 Västmanland TV-Pucken 8 6 2 8 4 |
2005-06 Västmanland TV-Pucken 8 11 6 17 6 |
2008-09 Kelowna Rockets M-Cup 4 0 4 4 2 1 |
2010-11 Sweden EHT 3 0 1 1 2 0 |
2012-13 Sweden EHT 3 0 1 1 0 1 |
2013-14 Sweden EHT 3 2 2 4 0 1 |
2017-18 Sweden EHT 3 0 1 1 0 0 |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
NHL
Sun 17/10 Calgary Flames @ Edmonton Oilers
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 2 55 15 17 32 0.58 26 -1 | 1 13 1 8 9 0.69 14 5
EHT 4 12 2 5 7 0.58 2 2 | 0
HockeyAllsvenskan 5 107 28 30 58 0.54 113 12 | 1 9 2 0 2 0.22 4 -3
International 7 62 17 19 36 0.58 47 16 | 0
International-Jr 5 78 44 28 72 0.92 64 - | 0
J18 Allsvenskan 2 16 7 7 14 0.88 16 8 | 2 5 2 1 3 0.60 12 0
J20 SuperElit (J20 Nationell) 4 43 30 28 58 1.35 58 17 | 1 5 1 0 1 0.20 4 1
M-Cup 1 4 0 4 4 1.00 2 1 | 0
NHL 14 745 154 243 397 0.53 365 24 | 4 30 7 7 14 0.47 24 -11
TV-Pucken 3 24 22 9 31 1.29 18 - | 0
U16 SM 2 6 4 4 8 1.33 8 -1 | 0
WC 5 43 13 14 27 0.63 43 15 | 0
WCup 1 2 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 | 0
WHL 1 28 12 18 30 1.07 26 10 | 1 19 13 10 23 1.21 26 16
WJC-18 2 9 7 1 8 0.89 6 2 | 0
WJC-20 2 12 8 6 14 1.17 16 2 | 0
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Speed
17
Passing
17
Leadership
16

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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Mark Giordano (D) 2008-2021 13 Calgary Flames
T.J. Brodie (D) 2010-2020 10 Abbotsford Heat, Calgary Flames
Matt Stajan (F) 2009-2018 9 Calgary Flames
Sean Monahan (F) 2013-2022 9 Calgary Flames

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Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
02/17/2018
02/17/2018 Extension Calgary Flames Calgary Flames
06/20/2015
06/20/2015 Extension Calgary Flames Calgary Flames
07/10/2013
07/10/2013 Extension Calgary Flames Calgary Flames
10/04/2012
10/04/2012 Confirmed Calgary Flames VIK Västerås HK
07/05/2012
07/05/2012 Extension Calgary Flames Calgary Flames
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Date Article Website
06/04/2020 Talk about a 'Good Guy' nhl.com
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Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 2007, 1 #43 overall by Kelowna Rockets in the CHL Import Draft

Cult/Star player for Calgary Flames

Cult/Star player for Kelowna Rockets

Cult/Star player for Västerås IK

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