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Niklas Backstrom
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Niklas Backstrom  #32

NUMBER: 32 BIRTHDATE: February 13, 1978  (AGE 36)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Helsinki, Finland
WEIGHT: 197
Catches: Left
AwardsSeasons
William M. Jennings Trophy 2006-2007

2013-14 HIGHLIGHTS
*Stopped 8-of-9 shots in relief at COL (1/30)...first action since starting vs. COL (1/11)
*Made season-high 39 saves in 4-1 win at PHX (1/9)
*Returned to action and made season-high 37 saves and 3-of-4 in shootout win at WPG (11/23)
*Made 33 saves for first win of season at CHI (10/26)
*Missed 29 games due to injury. Out for remainder of season after core muscle surgery (3/25)

MBNA Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award (2007) William M. Jennings Trophy (2007) (shared with Manny Fernandez) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2009) Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, June 1, 2006.
Quote of the Day

The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres