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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 - 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... missed Feb. 2 with an illness... picked up an assist on Feb. 16 vs. BOS...
Signed as a free agent by Vasteras (Sweden-2), October 4, 2012.
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We're buyers. We're committed to winning. That's what [owner Vinnie Viola] has said all along and what we've said all along. We want to win. We want to win a championship. We're putting the pieces together, step by step, and we're hopeful that Jaromir can lead these young guys to the promised land. It's a win-win for us.

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