Minnesota Wild

Niklas Backstrom
current status: On roster
Birth Date:February 13, 1978 (37 years old)
Place of Birth:Helsinki, FIN
Experience:9 years
Drafted:Signed by Minnesota in 2006.
Scouting Report
Assets: With very good technique and sound positioning, he's cool under pressure. Incredibly consistent, he owns a wealth of high-level experience, including Internationally for his native Finland.
Flaws: Is severely injury-prone, fragile and aging. Could use a little more quickness and lateral mobility, as well as better improvisational skills, since he tends to rely too much on positioning and technique.
Career Potential: Fragile veteran goaltender in decline.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NHL William M. Jennings Trophy 2006-07 (shared with Manny Fernandez)
NHL Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award 2006-07
Olympic Olympic Bronze Medal 2010 (Finland)

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