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Niklas Backstrom
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Niklas Backstrom  #32

NUMBER: 32 BIRTHDATE: February 13, 1978  (AGE 36)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Helsinki, Finland
WEIGHT: 197
Catches: Left
AwardsSeasons
William M. Jennings Trophy 2006-2007

2013-14 HIGHLIGHTS
*Stopped 8-of-9 shots in relief at COL (1/30)...first action since starting vs. COL (1/11)
*Made season-high 39 saves in 4-1 win at PHX (1/9)
*Returned to action and made season-high 37 saves and 3-of-4 in shootout win at WPG (11/23)
*Made 33 saves for first win of season at CHI (10/26)
*Missed 29 games due to injury. Out for remainder of season after core muscle surgery (3/25)

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.
Quote of the Day

I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.

— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie