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Mikael Backlund  #11

NUMBER: 11 BIRTHDATE: March 17, 1989  (AGE 26)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Vasteras, Sweden
WEIGHT: 198 DRAFTED: CGY / 2007 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (24th overall)
2014-15 HIGHLIGHTS: Missed Oct. 31 - Jan. 2 with an upper body injury... returned to the lineup and had his first multi-point (1G, 1A) game of the year vs. DET on Jan. 7... had his second consecutive multi-point game (1G, 1A) on Jan. 9 vs. FLA... scored the game-winner at VAN on Jan. 10... set a career-high and matched the Flames season-high by scoring in his fourth straight game on Jan. 15 at ARI... stretched his point streak to five straight with an assist at SJS on Jan. 17... had his fifth goal in seven games on Jan. 21 at ANA... had a pair of assists vs. EDM on Jan. 31... scored at PHI on Mar. 3... stretched his career-high point streak to eight games with a pair of assists on Mar. 14 at COL... notched a goal at DAL on Mar. 30... PLAYOFFS: Recorded his first career NHL playoff point (assist) and was +1 on Apr. 19 vs. VAN... scored his first career postseason goal, the overtime winner, and was +1 vs. ANA on May 5...
Signed as a free agent by Vasteras (Sweden-2), October 4, 2012.
Quote of the Day

It's not just going to happen on its own. We have to have guys commit to the areas we need to improve on. We're going to be better than last year but there is still a long way to go. But I really like the pieces and where we're headed.

— Sabres forward Tyler Ennis on the progress of Buffalo's rebuilding process
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