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Flames acquire Backstrom, sixth round pick from Minnesota for Jones

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames

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.

CATCHES: Left

DRAFTED: Undrafted

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