CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames announced today that they have acquired goaltender Niklas Backstrom and a sixth round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for forward David Jones.
Backstrom, a native Helsinki, Finland, is in his tenth season with Minnesota. The 38-year-old goaltender has a 189-135-47 career record with 28 shutouts, a .916 SV% and a 2.46 GAA.
NICKLAS BACKSTROM – GOALTENDER
BORN: Helsinki, FINDATE: February 13, 1978
HEIGHT: 6’2”WEIGHT: 197 lbs.