Minnesota Wild

 
Niklas Backstrom
current status: On roster
Birth Date:February 13, 1978 (36 years old)
Place of Birth:Helsinki, FIN
Catches:L
Experience:8 years
Drafted:Signed by Minnesota in 2006.
COLD
2-1-2, 3.55, .880 in last 5 GPI
Season Stats
GPI W L OT Min SO GA SHA GAA SV% G A PIM
YTD 14 5 3 3 744 0 32 322 2.58 .901 0 0 2
On Pace 37 13 8 8 1967 0 85 852 2.58 .901 0 0 5
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 somewhat 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: Savvy veteran goaltender.
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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