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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.
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I look forward to the process, the battle, the pain, the fun, the journey.  It's going to be a long one but it's going to be a lot of fun. If you think there is no pain coming, there is pain coming.

— Mike Babcock, introduced as coach of the Toronto on Thursday, had a warning for fans