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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.
Quote of the Day

I don't think it's really truly going to sink in until we drop the puck, to be honest. I know there's going to be a lot of smoke and mirrors with the media attention and all that. We came [Monday] and it was sort of a light day to get things organized. We just want to focus in on the business aspect, the game itself. That's what we're preparing to do. Get these next couple of days out of the way and it's game on.

— Lightning captain Steven Stamkos on playing in his first Stanley Cup Final