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Numerology: Mikael Backlund

A by-the-numbers look at the pivot's 2013-14 campaign

Tuesday, 04.15.2014 / 4:30 PM MT / News
By Torie Peterson  - CalgaryFlames.com (@toriepeterson)
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Numerology: Mikael Backlund
1 For the first time in his NHL career, Mikael Backlund donned a letter on his chest. He wore the 'A' during a portion of the season while other veterans were out with injuries.
39 The 25-year-old posted 39 points through 76 games, which is a new career-high. His previous career-high came in 2010-11 when he hit the 25-point plateau.
18 Backlund scored 18 goals in 2013-14, another career-high. He was third in goals scored for the Flames.
5 The Swede scored five of his goals on the power play. That total was good for third amongst all Flames when the team had the man advantage.
4 Mikael Backlund's four short-handed goals is tied for second in the NHL.
178 The pivot tossed 178 shots on net this season, yet another career-high.
63 The forward is credited with 63 takeaways, leading all Flames this year.