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Mikael Backlund

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Position: C ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 199 lbs. (90 kg)

Born: March 17, 1989 in Vasteras, Sweden
Draft: Calgary, 1st round (24th overall), 2007 NHL Entry
Amateur Teams: Kelowna Rockets
Current salary: $3,575,000
Current cap hit: $3,575,000

Last 5 Games

Scoring Goals Assists
Rk Date Tm Opp G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% SHFT TOI HIT BLK FOwin FOloss FO%
1 2016-02-03 CGY CAR W 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 17:26 0
2 2016-01-27 CGY NSH L 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 25 19:20 0
3 2016-01-25 CGY @ DAL L 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 27 17:12 0
4 2016-01-24 CGY @ CAR L 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 28 22:05 1 1 10 10 50.0
5 2016-01-21 CGY @ CBJ W 0 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 0.0 25 18:40 2 0 7 8 46.7
2015-16: Complete Gamelog | Scoring Log | Advanced Stats | Splits

NHL Regular Season

Scoring Goals Assists Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV Awards
2008-09 19 CGY NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 11 10:44 2 5 28.6 0 0 1 0
2009-10 20 CGY NHL 23 1 9 10 5 6 1 0 0 0 9 0 0 47 2.1 90 290 12:36 100 86 53.8 12 4 10 13
2010-11 21 CGY NHL 73 10 15 25 4 18 8 2 0 1 12 2 1 144 6.9 240 882 12:05 319 345 48.0 35 19 37 26
2011-12 22 CGY NHL 41 4 7 11 -13 16 2 2 0 2 6 1 0 85 4.7 139 631 15:23 225 271 45.4 25 19 29 17
2012-13 23 CGY NHL 32 8 8 16 -6 29 6 2 0 1 6 2 0 88 9.1 145 484 15:07 194 213 47.7 31 19 28 17
2013-14 24 CGY NHL 76 18 21 39 4 32 9 5 4 3 15 6 0 178 10.1 318 1409 18:32 628 694 47.5 64 62 63 40
2014-15 25 CGY NHL 52 10 17 27 4 14 8 0 2 2 16 1 0 103 9.7 193 923 17:45 432 456 48.6 41 33 58 42
2015-16 26 CGY NHL 49 5 17 22 3 12 5 0 0 1 12 5 0 90 5.6 153 767 15:40 295 332 47.0 46 32 29 23
Career NHL 347 56 94 150 1 127 39 11 6 10 76 17 1 736 7.6 1281 5396 15:33 2195 2402 47.7 254 188 255 178

NHL Possession Metrics

Corsi (All) Fenwick (All) PDO (All) Zone Starts (All)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2008-09 19 CGY NHL 1 8.6 10 5 66.7 10.8 8 5 61.5 4.6 0.0 100.0 100.0 60.0 40.0
2009-10 20 CGY NHL 23 250.4 264 202 56.7 2.5 203 155 56.7 3.4 9.6 92.5 102.1 58.5 41.5
2010-11 21 CGY NHL 73 765.9 793 604 56.8 6.6 597 440 57.6 7.3 7.5 91.2 98.7 53.5 46.5
2011-12 22 CGY NHL 41 537.8 496 480 50.8 3.1 365 358 50.5 3.5 5.2 89.7 94.9 43.6 56.4
2012-13 23 CGY NHL 32 422.9 402 388 50.9 3.1 297 287 50.9 2.9 7.1 89.8 97.0 45.1 54.9
2013-14 24 CGY NHL 76 1100.1 1050 954 52.4 7.5 767 664 53.6 8.1 8.2 91.4 99.7 47.1 52.9
2014-15 25 CGY NHL 52 740.8 654 767 46.0 2.3 474 511 48.1 3.4 10.5 91.3 101.8 39.1 60.9
2015-16 26 CGY NHL 49 573.5 577 555 51.0 2.6 427 393 52.1 2.5 9.1 89.9 99.0 46.4 53.6
Career NHL 347 4399.9 4246 3955 51.8 4.6 3138 2813 52.7 5.1 8.1 90.9 99.0 46.4 53.6

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP GC G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- E+/- OPS DPS PS Awards
2008-09 19 CGY NHL 1 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009-10 20 CGY NHL 23 3 0.04 0.39 0.43 0.13 0.26 2.04 1 9 10 3 15 2 8 0 5 0.4 0.6 0.9
2010-11 21 CGY NHL 73 9 0.14 0.21 0.34 0.13 0.25 1.97 11 16 27 10 40 7 35 6 4 1.3 1.1 2.4
2011-12 22 CGY NHL 41 4 0.10 0.17 0.27 0.10 0.39 2.07 5 8 13 5 18 4 30 3 -13 -0.1 0.2 0.2
2012-13 23 CGY NHL 32 6 0.25 0.25 0.50 0.20 0.91 2.75 15 15 30 12 23 8 21 0 -6 1.3 0.3 1.6
2013-14 24 CGY NHL 76 15 0.24 0.28 0.51 0.20 0.42 2.34 20 23 43 17 65 17 58 15 4 2.4 2.0 4.4
2014-15 25 CGY NHL 52 10 0.19 0.33 0.52 0.19 0.27 1.98 11 19 30 11 40 3 43 10 4 0.1 1.5 1.2 2.7
2015-16 26 CGY NHL 49 7 0.10 0.35 0.45 0.15 0.24 1.84 10 32 42 14 35 6 32 7 3 7.5 0.9 0.9 1.9
Career NHL 347 55 0.16 0.27 0.43 0.16 0.37 2.12 73 122 195 73 236 47 227 41 1 7.6 7.7 6.3 14.0

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV
2014-15 25 CGY NHL 11 1 1 2 -1 8 1 0 0 1 30 3.3 48 208 18:52 71 86 45.2 12 9 23 8
Career NHL 11 1 1 2 -1 8 1 0 0 1 30 3.3 48 208 18:52 71 86 45.2 12 9 23 8

NHL Playoff Overtime Goals

Date Location Team Final Score Opponent OTs OT Time Elapsed
2015-05-05 CGY CGY 4-3 ANA 1 4:24

NHL Playoffs Possession Metrics

Corsi (All) Fenwick (All) PDO (All) Zone Starts (All)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2014-15 25 CGY NHL 11 162.1 136 151 47.4 1.1 95 101 48.5 -1.7 9.0 90.9 99.9 44.0 56.0
Career NHL 11 162.1 136 151 47.4 1.1 95 101 48.5 -1.7 9.0 90.9 99.9 44.0 56.0

Other Regular Season

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
2004-05 15 Vasteras IK Ungdom U18 Swe-U18 14 5 6 11 14
2005-06 16 VIK Vasteras HK Jr. Swe-Jr. 25 15 16 31 30
2005-06 16 VIK Vasteras HK Sweden-2 12 2 2 4 2 14 2 0 0 1
2006-07 17 VIK Vasteras HK U18 Swe-U18 2 2 1 3 2
2006-07 17 VIK Vasteras HK Jr. Swe-Jr. 7 5 4 9 8
2006-07 17 VIK Vasteras HK Sweden-2 18 1 2 3 14
2006-07 17 Sweden WJ18-A 6 6 1 7 6
2007-08 18 VIK Vasteras HK Jr. Swe-Jr. 9 7 6 13 20
2007-08 18 VIK Vasteras HK Sweden-2 46 11 4 15 28
2007-08 18 Sweden WJC-A 6 3 4 7 10
2008-09 19 VIK Vasteras HK Jr. Swe-Jr. 2 3 2 5 0
2008-09 19 VIK Vasteras HK Sweden-2 17 4 4 8 39
2008-09 19 Sweden WJC-A 6 5 2 7 6
2008-09 19 Kelowna Rockets WHL 28 12 18 30 10 26 9 3 0 3
2009-10 20 Abbotsford Heat AHL 54 15 17 32 0 26 10 5 0 2 182 8.2
2009-10 20 Sweden WC-A 6 0 1 1 3 2 0 0 0 0
2010-11 21 Abbotsford Heat AHL 1 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
2010-11 21 Sweden WC-A 9 3 2 5 4 2 3 0 0 1
2012-13 23 VIK Vasteras HK Sweden-2 23 12 18 30 22
2013-14 24 Sweden EHT 3 2 2 4 1 0
2013-14 24 Sweden WC 10 5 3 8 3 29
2013-14 24 Sweden (all) Internationa 13 7 5 12 4 29
Career 2 Seasons AHL 55 15 17 32 -1 26 10 5 0 2 183 8.2
Career 4 Seasons Swe-Jr. 43 30 28 58 58
Career 2 Seasons Swe-U18 16 7 7 14 16
Career 5 Seasons Sweden-2 116 30 30 60 2 117 2 0 0 1
Career 2 Seasons WC-A 15 3 3 6 7 4 3 0 0 1
Career 1 Season WHL 28 12 18 30 10 26 9 3 0 3
Career 1 Season WJ18-A 6 6 1 7 6
Career 2 Seasons WJC-A 12 8 6 14 16

Other Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
2004-05 15 Vasteras IK Ungdom U18 Swe-U18 4 2 1 3 2
2006-07 17 VIK Vasteras HK U18 Swe-U18 1 0 0 0 10
2006-07 17 VIK Vasteras HK Jr. Swe-Jr. 5 1 0 1 4
2007-08 18 VIK Vasteras HK Sweden-2 5 4 3 7 0
2008-09 19 Kelowna Rockets WHL 19 13 10 23 16 26 9 3 1 2
2008-09 19 Kelowna Rockets M-Cup 4 0 4 4 1 2 0 0 0 0
2009-10 20 Abbotsford Heat AHL 13 1 8 9 5 14 0 1 0 0 39 2.6
Career 1 Season AHL 13 1 8 9 5 14 0 1 0 0 39 2.6
Career 1 Season M-Cup 4 0 4 4 1 2 0 0 0 0
Career 1 Season Swe-Jr. 5 1 0 1 4
Career 2 Seasons Swe-U18 5 2 1 3 12
Career 1 Season Sweden-2 5 4 3 7 0
Career 1 Season WHL 19 13 10 23 16 26 9 3 1 2

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2014-15)
Thru 7 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Mikael Backlund 4.4 2.7 2.4 1.6 0.9 0.2 0.0
Matt Beleskey 89.4 5.0 2.7 1.5 1.2 0.9 0.2 0.0
Bobby Gould 87.8 4.0 2.8 2.4 2.1 1.5 1.5 -0.1
Inge Hammarstrom 87.7 3.9 3.3 2.9 2.5 2.2 1.5
Larry Patey 87.6 4.3 3.1 2.4 2.0 1.5 1.0 0.1
Paul Ranheim 87.3 4.4 3.4 2.9 2.4 1.6 1.1 0.3
Kevin LaVallee 86.8 3.9 2.4 2.4 2.2 1.7 1.2 0.0
Ron Sedlbauer 86.4 5.0 3.2 2.6 2.2 2.2 1.6 -0.1
Larry Popein 86.3 3.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 1.8 1.7 0.6
Gilles Hamel 86.2 3.8 3.0 2.8 2.8 1.8 0.5 0.3
Gord Pettinger 86.2 3.1 2.2 2.2 2.1 1.3 0.5 0.4
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Mikael Backlund 4.4 2.7 2.4 1.6 0.9 0.2 0.0
Matt Beleskey 89.4 5.0 2.7 1.5 1.2 0.9 0.2 0.0
Inge Hammarstrom 87.7 3.9 3.3 2.9 2.5 2.2 1.5
Kevin LaVallee 86.8 3.9 2.4 2.4 2.2 1.7 1.2 0.0
Ron Sedlbauer 86.4 5.0 3.2 2.6 2.2 2.2 1.6 -0.1
Larry Popein 86.3 3.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 1.8 1.7 0.6 -0.1
Gord Pettinger 86.2 3.1 2.2 2.2 2.1 1.3 0.5 0.4 -0.6
Andrew Shaw 86.1 4.6 2.7 2.4 1.6
Darren Helm 85.9 3.7 3.0 2.6 2.2 1.9 0.0 -0.2 -0.6
Doug Sulliman 85.4 4.5 3.5 2.7 2.1 1.7 1.2 0.3 0.1 -0.1 -0.2 -0.5
Brent Fedyk 85.3 4.3 2.7 2.5 2.3 1.0 0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.3 -0.5

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

October 4, 2012: Signed as a free agent by Vasteras (Sweden-2), October 4, 2012.

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