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Niklas Backstrom  #32

NUMBER: 32 BIRTHDATE: February 13, 1978  (AGE 37)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Helsinki, Finland
WEIGHT: 194
Catches: Left
AwardsSeasons
William M. Jennings Trophy 2006-2007
PLAYOFF HIGHLIGHTS *Fourth trip to Stanley Cup Playoffs *Missed 2014 playoffs due to injury. Did not appear in 2013 playoffs after getting injured during warm-ups of Game 1 at Chicago *Started all five games for Wild against Anaheim in 2007 and all six games against Colorado in 2008 2014-15 HIGHLIGHTS *Made season-high 34 saves in 5-3 loss at CHI (12/16) *Appeared in 400th career game vs. NYI (12/9) *Earned win stopping 25 of 26 shots faced in relief vs. BUF (11/13) *Made 25 saves at BOS (10/28) for first win since 1/9/14 *Stopped 14-of-16 shots at LA (10/19)...first start since 1/11/14 vs. COL
MBNA Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award (2007) William M. Jennings Trophy (2007) (shared with Manny Fernandez) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2009) Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, June 1, 2006. Missed majority of 2013-14 and 2014-15 due to recurring lower-body injuries.
Quote of the Day

It's obviously not fun to not know, but on the other hand, I'm not in a rush. I'm going to be back to 100 percent before I start playing. I'm not going to play on 90 percent.

— Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom in an interview with Washington Post about whether he will be able to play in 2015-16 opener
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