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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:
Signed as a free agent by Vasteras (Sweden-2), October 4, 2012.
Quote of the Day

I was going nuts and I saw [Subban], he was going crazy, and the ref had no idea where to go. [Subban] was skating to me, and I was skating to him and the ref was right in between us and I don't know, I kind of hit him pretty hard, I thought, but those were some emotions and I'm pretty sure he understands that.

— Montreal forward Alex Galchenyuk on the celebration following his OT goal against Ottawa in Game 2