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Niklas Backstrom

Niklas Backstrom  #32

NUMBER: 32 BIRTHDATE: February 13, 1978  (AGE 36)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Helsinki, Finland
Catches: Left
William M. Jennings Trophy 2006-2007
2014-15 HIGHLIGHTS *5 games shy of 400 in his career *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 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. Underwent 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

We're understanding what's bringing us success. We have a talented hockey club when everyone's committed to doing the right things and doing their job.

— Islanders captain John Tavares after a 4-1 win against the Penguins tied the teams atop the Metropolitan Division standings
2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series