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Mikael Backlund | Center | #11

Team: Calgary Flames
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/17/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 199
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (24) / CAL
Contract: view contract details

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The Calgary Flames have signed Mikael Backlund to a six-year contract extension worth a total of $32.1 million.
That comes out to an annual average value of $5.35 million. The 28-year-old has scored 20 goals in back-to-back seasons, but he's on pace to score 14 this year. He posted career highs in goals (22) and points (53) during the 2016-17 season. Backlund has 10 goals and 34 points in 58 games this season. He's a strong two-way player, but his upside in standard fantasy leagues is incredibly limited. "Me and my fiancée Frida, we’ve put our roots down here and it’s our home," Backlund said, according to beat reporter Wes Gilbertson. "We’re just so excited to stay here. I’ve been through some tough times here and some good times, and now I’m very excited because the team is only going to get better. The mission here is just to win. That’s what I like about the organization. All they want to do is just win that Cup and that’s what I’m very excited about it. I’m very looking forward to these years." Feb 16 - 7:43 PM

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C1Sean Monahan
2Mikael Backlund
3Mark Jankowski
4Matt Stajan
LW1Johnny Gaudreau
2Matthew Tkachuk
3Kris Versteeg
4Sam Bennett
5Marek Hrivik
6Morgan Klimchuk
7Ryan Lomberg
RW1Michael Frolik
2Micheal Ferland
3Garnet Hathaway
4Curtis Lazar
5Troy Brouwer
D1Dougie Hamilton
2Mark Giordano
3T.J. Brodie
4Travis Hamonic
5Michael Stone
6Matt Bartkowski
7Brett Kulak
G1Mike Smith
2David Rittich
3Jon Gillies