Niklas Bäckström

Player Facts
  • Position
    G
  • Height
    6'2" / 187 cm
  • Weight
    192 lbs / 87 kg
  • Catches
    L
  • Contract
    18/19

A calm keeper with an excellent technique, which has been developed through the years. Has great positioning, and is great at keeping focus. Has developed his butterfly technique past few seasons, but has a little left of the stand-up style. Good glove. Complete keeper, with only a minor weakness being shots between the legs. (EP 2010)

Player Statistics
S Team League GP GAA SVS%   POST GP GAA SVS%
1993-94 HIFK U16 Jr. C SM-sarja - - - |
Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 1 1.00 .967 |
1994-95 HIFK U18 Jr. B SM-sarja - - - |
Finland U17 (all) International-Jr - - - |
1995-96 HIFK U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 12 3.77 - | Playoffs 4 2.66 -
1996-97 HIFK U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 21 2.75 .914 |
HIFK Liiga 2 6.00 .824 |
PiTa I-divisioona 8 3.69 .875 |
Finland U19 (all) International-Jr 0 - - |
1997-98 HIFK U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 14 2.98 .907 |
Hermes I-divisioona 9 2.95 .912 |
Finland U20 WJC-20 2 2.50 .911 |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 2 2.50 .911 |
1998-99 HIFK U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 8 3.01 .902 | Relegation 7 2.29 .912
HIFK Liiga 16 1.69 .932 |
1999-00 HIFK Liiga 4 6.58 .785 |
FPS I-divisioona 22 2.27 .928 | Playoffs 3 2.70 .913
2000-01 SaiPa Liiga 49 2.55 .924 |
2001-02 AIK SHL 40 3.05 .899 | Kvalserien SHL 9 2.21 .921
Finland (all) International 1 1.00 .969 |
2002-03 Kärpät Liiga 36 2.16 .929 | Playoffs 15 2.00 .939
Finland EHT 4 4.00 .783 |
2003-04 Kärpät Liiga 43 2.03 .936 | Playoffs 15 2.33 .925
Finland EHT 3 2.64 .895 |
2004-05 Kärpät Liiga 47 2.17 .927 | Playoffs 12 1.25 .950
Finland EHT 3 2.31 .915 |
Finland WC 5 2.32 .902 |
2005-06 Kärpät Liiga 51 1.68 .940 | Playoffs 4 1.85 .897
Finland EHT 5 1.57 .950 |
Finland OG 0 - - |
Finland WC 0 - - |
2006-07 Minnesota Wild NHL 41 1.97 .929 | Playoffs 5 2.22 .924
2007-08 Minnesota Wild NHL 58 2.31 .920 | Playoffs 6 2.83 .900
Finland WC 8 2.11 .922 |
2008-09 Minnesota Wild NHL 71 2.33 .923 |
2009-10 Minnesota Wild NHL 60 2.72 .903 |
Finland OG 2 1.09 .952 |
Finland (all) International 2 1.09 .952 |
2010-11 Minnesota Wild NHL 51 2.66 .916 |
2011-12 Minnesota Wild NHL 46 2.43 .919 |
2012-13 Minnesota Wild NHL 42 2.48 .909 |
2013-14 Minnesota Wild NHL 21 3.02 .899 |
2014-15 Minnesota Wild NHL 19 3.04 .887 |
2015-16 Minnesota Wild NHL - - - |
Calgary Flames NHL 4 3.35 .881 |
Finland EHT 1 2.00 .929 |
Finland WC 0 - - |
Finland (all) International 1 2.00 .929 |
2016-17 HIFK Liiga 17 1.87 .923 | Playoffs 2 3.42 .864
2017-18 HIFK Liiga 7 2.48 .894 |
2018-19 Tappara Liiga - - - |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP GAA SVS%   POST GP GAA SVS%
1998-99 HIFK Euro HL 0 - - | Playoffs 2 2.34 .886
1999-00 HIFK Euro HL 1 14.17 .579 |
2004-05 Kärpät ECC 3 1.80 .921 |
2005-06 Kärpät ECC 3 1.89 .941 |
2016-17 HIFK Champions HL 4 1.51 .939 |
2017-18 HIFK Champions HL 1 4.50 .885 |
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
05/22/2018
05/22/2018 Confirmed HIFK Tappara
05/08/2017
05/08/2017 Extension HIFK HIFK
06/10/2016
06/10/2016 Confirmed Calgary Flames HIFK
03/01/2016
03/01/2016 Confirmed Minnesota Wild Calgary Flames
06/24/2013
06/24/2013 Extension Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild
03/03/2009
03/03/2009 Extension Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild
Player Biography and Trivia

Cult/Star player for FPS

Cult/Star player for Hermes

Cult/Star player for Kärpät

Cult/Star player for Minnesota Wild

Cult/Star player for PiTa

Cult/Star player for SaiPa

Career transactions
- 2009-03-03 • Signed to a four-year contract extension by the Minnesota Wild
- 2007-06-07 • Signed to a two-year contract extension by the Minnesota Wild
- 2006-06-01 • Signed by the Minnesota Wild
- 2006-02-08 • Signed to a one-year contract extension by Kärpät

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