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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: 194
Catches: Left
AwardsSeasons
William M. Jennings Trophy 2006-2007
2014-15 HIGHLIGHTS *6 wins shy of 200 in his career *Made season high 34 saves in 5-3 loss at CHI (12/16) *Earned win in *Appeared in 400th career game vs. NYI (12/9) *Earned win stopping 25 of 26 shots faced in relief vs. BUF (11/13) *Made 25 saves at BOS (10/28) for first win since 1/9/14 *Stopped 14-of-16 shots at LA (10/19)...first start since 1/11/14 vs. COL *Missed three games with illness (12/23-12/29)
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

You get the right the whistles at the right times, you can leave him out there. He's a beast when it comes to being on the ice. I thought [Saturday] he was a big man. That first period, he did that lateral cut and it was like three bowling pins bounced off him. There's not too many guys that can do that.

— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on Alex Ovechkin, who enters February tied for the NHL lead in goals