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Mikael Backlund
G A Pts
22 31 53
Team: Calgary Flames Height: 6-1 Born: 3/17/1989
Position: CWeight: 199 Birthplace: Vasteras, Sweden

Latest News
Apr. 16 3:10 PM PT4:10 PM MT5:10 PM CT6:10 PM ET22:10 GMT6:10 3:10 PM MST5:10 PM EST2:10 UAE (+1)18:10 ETNaN:� BRT - Backlund had a short-handed goal for the Flames in Saturday's 3-2 loss at Anaheim in Game 2 of the Western Conference quarterfinals.
Analysis: Backlund, who posted career highs of 23 goals and 54 points during the regular season, was kept off the stat sheet in Thursday's opener but has a point in four of his last five games overall.
Apr. 5 8:53 AM PT9:53 AM MT10:53 AM CT11:53 AM ET15:53 GMT23:53 8:53 AM MST10:53 AM EST19:53 UAE11:53 ETNaN:� BRT - Backlund had a goal along with 12 penalty minutes, including a game misconduct, in Tuesday's loss at Anaheim.
Analysis: Backlund halted an 11-game goal drought by scoring his 22nd of the season, surpassing his career high from last season.
Mar. 4 9:59 AM PT10:59 AM MT11:59 AM CT12:59 PM ET17:59 GMT1:59 10:59 AM MST12:59 PM EST21:59 UAE12:59 ETNaN:� BRT - Backlund continues to get it done all over the ice for the Calgary Flames. Backlund scored in overtime after Detroit's Tomas Tatar tied it with 1.8 seconds left in the third period, and Calgary beat the Red Wings 3-2 on Friday night for its sixth straight win.
Analysis: Backlund blasted a shot past Petr Mrazek 3:56 into the extra session. Relied upon primarily for his defensive play, Backlund has 20 goals this season, helping the Flames pull six points ahead of Los Angeles and seven up on St. Louis for the first wild card in the Western Conference.
Feb. 25 10:43 AM PT11:43 AM MT12:43 PM CT1:43 PM ET18:43 GMT2:43 11:43 AM MST1:43 PM EST22:43 UAE13:43 ETNaN:� BRT - Backlund scored for a third consecutive game Friday.
Analysis: With four goals in the past three games, Backlund is at 19 for the season and within two of a career high.
Feb. 24 8:04 AM PT9:04 AM MT10:04 AM CT11:04 AM ET16:04 GMT0:04 9:04 AM MST11:04 AM EST20:04 UAE11:04 ETNaN:� BRT - Backlund recorded a goal and an assist in Thursday's win in Tampa.
Analysis: Backlund, who scored twice two nights earlier in Nashville, has nine points in seven road games since the All-Star break. The Flames have two games left on a five-game trip.
Feb. 22 7:12 AM PT8:12 AM MT9:12 AM CT10:12 AM ET15:12 GMT23:12 8:12 AM MST10:12 AM EST19:12 UAE10:12 ETNaN:� BRT - Backlund scored twice and the Flames edged the Nashville Predators 6-5 on Tuesday night in a crucial game between teams holding the Western Conference's wild cards.
Analysis: That's three goals and four assists for Backlund in his last seven games.
Feb. 5 1:00 PM PT2:00 PM MT3:00 PM CT4:00 PM ET21:00 GMT5:00 2:00 PM MST4:00 PM EST1:00 UAE (+1)16:00 ETNaN:� BRT - Backlund had two assists Sunday.
Analysis: His 22 assists are four shy of matching his career high set last season.
Feb. 4 8:28 AM PT9:28 AM MT10:28 AM CT11:28 AM ET16:28 GMT0:28 9:28 AM MST11:28 AM EST20:28 UAE11:28 ETNaN:� BRT - Backlund netted the winner 1:13 into overtime and the Flames beat New Jersey 4-3 on Friday night to send the Devils to their seventh straight loss at home.
Analysis: Backlund hadn't scored since netting two against Florida on Jan. 17. It was his first goal on the road since Dec. 27.
Jan. 18 7:54 AM PT8:54 AM MT9:54 AM CT10:54 AM ET15:54 GMT23:54 8:54 AM MST10:54 AM EST19:54 UAE10:54 ETNaN:� BRT - Backlund scored two goals - one on the power play - 13 seconds apart and added an assist in Tuesday's win over the Panthers.
Analysis: Backlund's 16 points since Dec. 23 are tied for the most in the NHL.
Jan. 7 7:13 AM PT8:13 AM MT9:13 AM CT10:13 AM ET15:13 GMT23:13 8:13 AM MST10:13 AM EST19:13 UAE10:13 ETNaN:� BRT - Backlund saw his five-game goal streak come to an end Friday, but he had two assists to extend his point streak.
Analysis: Over those six games, Backlund has six goals and five assists.
Jan. 5 5:52 AM PT6:52 AM MT7:52 AM CT8:52 AM ET13:52 GMT21:52 6:52 AM MST8:52 AM EST17:52 UAE8:52 ETNaN:� BRT - Backlund scored for the fifth consecutive game, leading the Calgary Flames to a 4-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche 4-1 on Wednesday night.
Analysis: He has six goals and nine points during that five-game stretch.
Jan. 1 7:46 AM PT8:46 AM MT9:46 AM CT10:46 AM ET15:46 GMT23:46 8:46 AM MST10:46 AM EST19:46 UAE10:46 ETNaN:� BRT - Backlund stayed hot by scoring his 11th goal of the season and the Flames beat the Coyotes 4-2 on Saturday night.
Analysis: Backlund has scored in four straight games with six goals and three assists over that span. The Flames next play the Avalanche on Wednesday, and Backlund had two goals and an assist at Colorado last Tuesday.
Dec. 28 6:57 AM PT7:57 AM MT8:57 AM CT9:57 AM ET14:57 GMT22:57 7:57 AM MST9:57 AM EST18:57 UAE9:57 ETNaN:� BRT - Backlund scored two of Calgary's four goals in the second period and also had an assist, and the Flames beat the Avalanche 6-3 on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Backlund had a goal and two assists in Calgary's previous game and has now recorded five goals and five assists in the Flames' last four wins.
Dec. 24 8:00 AM PT9:00 AM MT10:00 AM CT11:00 AM ET16:00 GMT0:00 9:00 AM MST11:00 AM EST20:00 UAE11:00 ETNaN:� BRT - Backlund had a goal and two assists in Friday's 4-1 win over the Canucks.
Analysis: Backlund has six goals and six assists in his last 17 games.
Dec. 11 7:51 AM PT8:51 AM MT9:51 AM CT10:51 AM ET15:51 GMT23:51 8:51 AM MST10:51 AM EST19:51 UAE10:51 ETNaN:� BRT - Dougie Hamilton, Sam Bennett, Backlund, Lance Bouma and Sean Monahan scored Saturday for the Flames (16-13-2), who moved into top spot in the Pacific Divison. Joining Hamilton with three points was Backlund, who added two assists and rookie Matthew Tkachuk who contributed three assists.
Analysis: Backhand has two goals and three assists in his last three home games.
Nov. 21 7:19 AM PT8:19 AM MT9:19 AM CT10:19 AM ET15:19 GMT23:19 8:19 AM MST10:19 AM EST19:19 UAE10:19 ETNaN:� BRT - Backlund scored the tiebreaking goal with 7:46 left in the third period to give Calgary a 3-2 victory over the slumping Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night.
Analysis: Backlund has only eight points and no real fantasy value at the moment.
Oct. 31 5:57 AM PT6:57 AM MT7:57 AM CT8:57 AM ET12:57 GMT20:57 5:57 AM MST7:57 AM EST16:57 UAE8:57 ETNaN:� BRT - Backlund scored his first goal of the season Sunday.
Analysis: He has five assists but no fantasy value.
Oct. 13 11:46 AM PT12:46 PM MT1:46 PM CT2:46 PM ET18:46 GMT2:46 11:46 AM MST1:46 PM EST22:46 UAE14:46 ET15:46 BRT - Backlund registered a pair of assists in Wednesday's season-opening loss at Edmonton.
Analysis: Coming off a season in which he recorded career highs of 21 goals and 47 assists, Backlund got his 2016-17 campaign off to a promising start. As Calgary's third-line center, he still isn't in a great position to produce consistent fantasy numbers.
Sep. 30 8:59 PM PT9:59 PM MT10:59 PM CT11:59 PM ET3:59 GMT11:59 8:59 PM MST10:59 PM EST7:59 UAE (+1)23:59 ET0:59 BRT - Backlund is dealing with a concussion.
Analysis: Backlund was back practicing with the Flames and should be ready for the start of the regular season.

Career Regular Season Stats

Year Team GP G A Pts +/- PM PP SHG GWG S SPct.
2008-09 Cgy 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.00
2009-10 Cgy 23 1 9 10 5 6 0 0 0 47 2.13
2010-11 Cgy 73 10 15 25 4 18 2 0 1 144 6.94
2011-12 Cgy 41 4 7 11 -13 16 2 0 2 85 4.71
2012-13 Cgy 32 8 8 16 -6 29 2 0 1 88 9.09
2013-14 Cgy 76 18 21 39 4 32 5 4 3 178 10.11
2014-15 Cgy 52 10 17 27 4 14 0 2 2 103 9.71
2015-16 Cgy 82 21 26 47 10 28 3 3 4 155 13.55
2016-17 Cgy 81 22 31 53 9 36 7 0 7 197 11.17
Career 461 94 134 228 17 179 21 9 20 998 9.42

Career Postseason Stats

Totals Team GP G A Pts +/- PM PP SHG GWG S SPct.
2014-15 Cgy 11 1 1 2 -1 8 0 0 1 30 3.33
2016-17 Cgy 4 1 2 3 -3 0 0 1 0 14 7.14
Career 15 2 3 5 -4 8 0 1 1 44 4.55

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