Calgary, AB - Calgary Flames General Manager Darryl Sutter announced today forward Mikael Backlund has been reassigned to the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League.
Backlund, a native of Vasteras, Sweden played in nine games with the Calgary Flames during the call-up. He scored his first NHL goal on January 28th in Phoenix and earned his first NHL assist on January 30th versus Edmonton.
BORN: Vasteras, SWE DATE: March 17, 1989 HEIGHT: 6’0” WEIGHT: 200 lbs. SHOOTS: Left HOW ACQUIRED: 1st round (24th overall) in the 2007 NHL Draft