NIKLAS BACKSTROM
G
Ht/Wt 6’2’’, 192 lbs
Catches L
Experience 10 years
Debut Oct 7, 2006
Born Feb 13, 1978 (44 yrs) Helsinki, Finland
Signed Signed by Minnesota in 2006.
Transactions & Injuries
Date Description
2019-07-22 Announced his retirement.
2016-06-10 Signed with the HIFK Helsinki of the Liiga (Finland).
2016-02-29 Acquired from the Minnesota Wild. The Minnesota Wild acquired winger David Jones from the Calgary Flames for goaltender Niklas Backstrom and a sixth-round draft pick in 2016.
2014-12-31 Missed 3 games (illness).
2014-12-27 Illness, injured reserve.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NHL William M. Jennings Trophy Lowest goals-against 2006-07 (shared with Manny Fernandez)
NHL Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award Best save percentage 2006-07
Olympic Olympic Bronze Medal Olympic Bronze Medal 2010 (Finland)