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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)

2013-14 HIGHLIGHTS:

picked up assists in his first two games Oct.3 & 4 ... scored his first goal of the season on Oct.6 and had points in the first three games (1+2) ... had a pair of assists on Nov. 8 ... scored the gwg on Dec.4 ... played in his 200th game on Dec.12 ... had his second multi-assist game of the season with a pair on Dec.23 ... scored power play goals in back-to-back games Jan.11 & 13 ... had a three game goals streak Jan.11-14 ... played a career high 27:07 on Jan.18 ... scored a goal and added an assist, his third multi-point game on Jan.24 ... scored a pair of goals on Jan.28 ... had a pair of assists on Jan.30 ... scored a short-handed goal and the overtime winner on Feb.1 and had two points in four straight games ... had a goal and an assist for his fifth multi-point game in the last six games on Feb.6 ... tied a career high with 2+1 on Mar.12 ...had his 6th two point game since Jan.24 on Mar.21 ... missed five games Apr.4-13 with an upper body injury

Signed as a free agent by Vasteras (Sweden-2), October 4, 2012.

Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.

— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild