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Niklas Backstrom
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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.
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It's very special, obviously; there is draft day and then there's the day that you sign your first deal. It's been a crazy couple of weeks and I'm very honored to be able to do that."

— Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid on signing his first professional contract