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Mikael Backlund
Mikael Backlund
Centre  - CGY
Number: 11
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 198
Shoots: Left
Born: 17 Mar 1989  (Age 25)
Birthplace: Vasteras, Sweden
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Drafted: CGY / 2007 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (24th overall)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2010-11:
Changed his jersey number from 60 to 11 for the 2010-11 season ... went 11/14 (79%) in the face-off circle on Oct.16 ... had his first career multi-goal game with a pair of goals on Oct.21 ... scored his third goal on Nov.9 ... led the team in shots (5) on Nov.17 ... scored his fourth goal on Dec.16 ... scored his first game winning goal on Feb.3 ... earned his 10th assist on Mar.9, setting a career high ... scored in back-to-back games Mar.12-15 ... has a three game point streak (2+1) Mar.12-17 ... earned his 12th assist on Mar.26, setting a new career high ... had a career high 3 assists on Apr.6.

2009-10: Played 23 games with the Flames, recording one goal and nine assists and six penalty minutes...Played 54 games with the Flames top affiliate in the AHL, the Abbotsford Heat, collecting 15 goals, 17 assists, 32 points and 26 penalty minutes...Played 13 playoff games with the Heat, scoring one goal, eight assists and registering 26 penalty minutes.

2008-09: Recalled on Jan.8 ... played in his first NHL game on Jan.8 NYI 2 @ CGY 5 ... sent to Kelowna (WHL) on Jan.11

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

2010-11: Played for Team Sweden in the 2011 World Championships in Slovakia and had five points (3G, 2A) for the silver medal winning Swedes... 2009-10: Played for Team Sweden in the 2010 World Championships in Germany and recorded an assist in six games as Sweden captured the bronze medal... 2008-09: Played in the 2009 World Junior Championships in Ottawa and recorded seven points (5G, 2A) in six games for the silver medal winning Swedes... was named as one of Sweden’s top-three players for the tournament... 2007-08: Played in the 2008 World Junior Championships in the Czech Republic and again recorded seven points (3G, 4A) for the silver medal winning Swedish team