On a personal level, the 'til-death-do-us-part marriage vows with fiancée Frida are set for August.
On a professional level, Mikael Backlund couldn't wait quite that long to re-pledge his troth.
"We're keeping the 11 thing going,'' announced Backlund, after putting pen to paper (six copies) on a highly-anticipated contract extension Friday in the Calgary Flames' hockey-ops boardroom.
"The wedding's on August 11. We were engaged on May 11. Frida was born 11/11."
And the trademark number on the back of Backlund's Flames' jersey, for any Calgarian encased in a cryogenic chamber or off meditating in a Tibetan monastery the past few years, just happens to be, of course, 11.
And will be for six winters following this one.