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Niklas Backstrom  #32

NUMBER: 32 BIRTHDATE: February 13, 1978  (AGE 38)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Helsinki, Finland
WEIGHT: 192
Catches: Left
AwardsSeasons
William M. Jennings Trophy 2006-2007
2015-16 HIGHLIGHTS *Stopped all 24 shots faced in a 1-0 OT win at WPG (9/22) in his only preseason action CAREER *Wild franchise leader in wins, shutouts, home shutouts (18), games played, starts (391) and minutes played PERSONAL *Fan of Manchester United *Likes hard rock, especially Foo Fighter and Metallica *During the Wild s inaugural 2000-01 season: Played hockey for SaiPa in Finland
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. Missed majority of 2013-14 and 2014-15 due to recurring lower-body injuries.

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