Chart: About Niklas Backstrom

  • June 25, 2013 - 12:07 AM


Age: 35. Born Feb. 13, 1978, in Helsinki.

New contract: Three years, $10.25 million.

With Wild: Has played seven seasons. Signed as a free agent in 2006 after four seasons with Karpat Oulu in the Finnish Elite League.

Team career goaltending records: Games (358), victories (184), losses (124) and shutouts (28). Second in goals-against average (2.43) and saves percentage (.917).

NHL highlights: Led league in goals-against average (1.97) and saves percentage (.929) as a rookie in 2006-07, teaming with Manny Fernandez to win the Jennings Trophy. Made 2009 All-Star Game and was a Vezina Trophy finalist that season.

Olympic medals: Bronze with Finland in 2010, silver in 2006.

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