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Mikael Backlund  #11

NUMBER: 11 BIRTHDATE: March 17, 1989  (AGE 25)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Vasteras, Sweden
WEIGHT: 198 DRAFTED: CGY / 2007 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (24th overall)
2014-15 HIGHLIGHTS: Won a team-high 15 face-offs (out of 23) on Oct. 8 vs. VAN... had an assist on Oct. 9 at EDM... scored his second career overtime goal on Oct. 15 at CHI... recorded an assist and was a +1 on Oct. 17 at CBJ... recorded an assist to extend his point streak to three games and was a +2 on Oct. 19 at WPG... missed Oct. 31 - Dec. 22 with an upper body injury...
Signed as a free agent by Vasteras (Sweden-2), October 4, 2012.
Quote of the Day

I remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.

— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic