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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

It's really exciting. I'm pretty sure that when I play my first game I'm going to be emotional. To be back on the ice playing a game, being in game situations, with all the routines and rituals I do before games and during the game, I feel like I'm going to be emotional. I'm going to be really happy.

— Montreal Canadiens forward Tim Bozon on playing for the first time since his life-threaning illness