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Niklas Backstrom
Niklas Backstrom
Number: 32
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 192
Catches: Left
Born: Feb 13, 1978
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Acquired: Signed as a free agent by Minnesota on June 1, 2006.
2015-16 HIGHLIGHTS *Stopped all 24 shots faced in a 1-0 OT win at WPG (9/22) in his only preseason action CAREER *Wild franchise leader in wins, shutouts, home shutouts (18), games played, starts (391) and minutes played PERSONAL *Fan of Manchester United *Likes hard rock, especially Foo Fighter and Metallica *During the Wild s inaugural 2000-01 season: Played hockey for SaiPa in Finland


Was 22-23-5 with a 2.66 GAA and a .916 SV% in 51 games…Win total was the lowest of his career...Tied career-high with 47 saves in 3-2 loss at SJ (3/17)...Picked up assist and made 28 saves in 5-2 win vs. COL (3/8)...5-4-1 with a 1.69 GAA, a .940 SV% and one shutout in Feb. (2nd in SV%, T-3rd in GAA)...Made 38 saves in 2-1 SO loss vs. DET (2/20)...Made 40 saves in 1-0 loss at PHX (2/5)...Taylor Pyatt goal 2:20 into third period stopped franchise record shutout streak at 157:44…Stopped 27 shots and all three shootout attempts in 1-0 win vs. LA (2/1)...Made 31 saves in 4-2 win at CHI (1/25)...Stopped all 37 shots faced in 6-0 win at CGY (1/19) after not playing in previous nine games...Stopped 62 of 64 shots faced in back-to-back wins against CGY (12/18, 12/20)...Made 37 saves in 4-1 win at TB (11/14)...Stopped all 36 shots faced in 1-0 win vs. SJ (11/2) for 20th career shutout...Made 34 saves and faced 10 power play chances in 4-2 win at EDM (10/21)...Missed four games with hip flexor strain (1/8-1/14).
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