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Niklas Backstrom     \NIHK-luhs BAK-struhm\

Position: G ▪ Catches: Left
Height: 6-2 (188 cm) ▪ Weight: 194 lbs. (88 kg)

Born: February 13, 1978 in Helsinki, Finland
Contract: 3 years/$10,250,000
2014-15 Cap Hit: $3,416,666.67 (full contract info at capgeek.com)

Other SR Links: Olympics at Sports-Reference.com, Olympics at Hockey-Reference.com


Elo Fan Ratings

Fine Details ▪ Last updated Sep 30, 2014 1:25 PM

NHL Standard

Goalie Stats Scoring Stats
Season Age Tm Lg GP W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN GA%- GSAA GPS G A PTS PIM Awards
2006-07 28 MIN NHL 41 23 8 6 73 1028 955 .929 1.97 5 2227 75 24.41 9.0 0 1 1 2 AS-5,Jennings-1,Vezina-6
2007-08 29 MIN NHL 58 33 13 8 131 1629 1498 .920 2.31 4 3409 89 16.98 12.1 0 0 0 2 AS-11,Byng-72,Selke-66,Vezina-6
2008-09 30 MIN NHL 71 37 24 8 159 2059 1900 .923 2.33 8 4088 84 29.42 15.6 0 0 0 6 AS-4,AS-9,Byng-28,Selke-28,Vezina-3
2009-10 31 MIN NHL 60 26 23 8 158 1632 1474 .903 2.72 2 3489 109 -13.19 8.3 0 1 1 4 AS-4,Byng-54,Hart-9,Selke-10
2010-11 32 MIN NHL 51 22 23 5 132 1566 1434 .916 2.66 3 2978 97 4.42 9.8 0 1 1 2
2011-12 33 MIN NHL 46 19 18 7 105 1299 1194 .919 2.43 4 2590 93 7.31 8.8 0 2 2 2
2012-13 34 MIN NHL 42 24 15 3 98 1072 974 .909 2.48 2 2368 104 -3.58 6.2 0 0 0 2 AS-13,Hart-17,Vezina-10
2013-14 35 MIN NHL 21 5 11 2 55 546 491 .899 3.02 0 1094 117 -7.95 2.3 0 0 0 0
Career NHL 390 189 135 47 911 10831 9920 .916 2.46 28 22243 72.0 0 5 5 20

NHL Playoffs

Goalie Stats Scoring Stats
Season Age Tm Lg GP W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN GA%- GSAA G A PTS PIM
2006-07 28 MIN NHL 5 1 4 11 145 134 .924 2.22 0 297 93 0.77 0 1 1 2
2007-08 29 MIN NHL 6 2 4 17 170 153 .900 2.83 0 361 116 -2.40 0 0 0 0
Career NHL 11 3 8 28 315 287 .911 2.55 0 658 0 1 1 2

Other Standard

Goalie Stats Scoring Stats
Season Age Team Lg GP W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN GA%- GSAA G A PTS PIM Awards
1995-96 17 HIFK Helsinki U18 Fin-U18 12 44 3.78 699
1996-97 18 HIFK Helsinki Jr. Fin-Jr. 21 57 2.75 1243
1996-97 18 PiTa Helsinki Finland-2 8 24 3.69 390
1996-97 18 HIFK Helsinki Finland 2 0 0 0 3 6.00 0 30
1997-98 19 HIFK Helsinki Jr. Fin-Jr. 14 7 7 0 42 2.98 847
1997-98 19 Hermes Kokkola Finland-2 9 4 3 1 23 2.95 1 468
1998-99 20 HIFK Helsinki Finland 16 9 5 1 26 1.69 1 923
1998-99 20 HIFK Helsinki Jr. Fin-Jr. 15 7 7 1 45 3.01 1 898
1999-00 21 HIFK Helsinki Finland 4 0 4 0 17 6.58 0 155
1999-00 21 FPS Forssa Finland-2 22 13 8 1 50 2.27 1 1320
2000-01 22 SaiPa Lappeenranta Finland 49 22 24 3 120 2.55 2 2826
2001-02 23 AIK Solna Sweden 40 111 3.05 1 2186
2001-02 23 AIK Solna Sweden-Q 9 20 2.21 0 543
2002-03 24 Karpat Oulu Finland 36 16 8 9 77 2.16 4 2136
2003-04 25 Karpat Oulu Finland 43 24 8 0 87 2.03 7 2572
2004-05 26 Karpat Oulu Finland 47 27 10 10 102 2.17 7 2819
2005-06 27 Karpat Oulu Finland 51 32 9 10 86 1.68 10 3077
2007-08 29 Finland WC-A 8 6 2 0 17 218 201 .922 2.11 1 483 0 1 1 2
2009-10 31 Finland Olympics 2 1 0 0 2 42 40 .952 1.09 1 110 0 0 0 2
Career 3 Seasons Fin-Jr. 50 14 14 1 144 2.89 1 2988
Career 1 Season Fin-U18 12 44 3.78 699
Career 8 Seasons Finland 248 130 68 33 518 2.14 31 14538
Career 3 Seasons Finland-2 39 17 11 2 97 2.67 2 2178
Career 1 Season Olympics 2 1 0 0 2 42 40 .952 1.09 1 110 0 0 0 2
Career 1 Season Sweden 40 111 3.05 1 2186
Career 1 Season Sweden-Q 9 20 2.21 0 543
Career 1 Season WC-A 8 6 2 0 17 218 201 .922 2.11 1 483 0 1 1 2

Other Playoffs

Goalie Stats Scoring Stats
Season Age Team Lg GP W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN GA%- GSAA G A PTS PIM
1995-96 17 HIFK Helsinki U18 Fin-U18 4 9 2.66 203
1999-00 21 FPS Forssa Finland-2 3 1 2 8 2.70 0 178
2002-03 24 Karpat Oulu Finland 15 7 8 0 33 2.00 1 990
2003-04 25 Karpat Oulu Finland 15 9 6 0 36 2.33 1 927
2004-05 26 Karpat Oulu Finland 12 10 2 0 15 1.25 3 720
2005-06 27 Karpat Oulu Finland 4 3 1 0 6 1.85 0 195
Career 1 Season Fin-U18 4 9 2.66 203
Career 4 Seasons Finland 46 29 17 0 90 1.91 5 2832
Career 1 Season Finland-2 3 1 2 8 2.70 0 178
Rk Year Tm GA SA SV SV% A PIM SHFT
1 2010 FIN 2 42 40 87.0 0 2
Car 2 42 40 87.0 0 2

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 7 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Niklas Backstrom 15.6 12.1 9.8 9.0 8.8 8.3 6.2
Don Edwards 88.7 15.3 11.4 11.4 10.5 10.1 5.7
Cam Ward 87.9 16.8 12.9 10.4 9.2 8.5 3.1
Mike Liut 85.7 11.6 11.3 10.7 10.4 9.6 9.1
Mike Karakas 84.7 9.5 6.9 6.4 6.2 6.0 1.3
Carey Price 84.4 15.4 12.3 9.5 8.5 7.6 5.4
Gump Worsley 83.4 10.3 8.8 7.8 7.4 7.2 4.4
Ed Belfour 82.9 14.0 13.0 12.0 7.2 6.0 3.2
Tom Barrasso 82.0 11.0 10.1 9.4 8.0 7.5 5.9
Dan Bouchard 81.2 11.6 10.4 8.8 8.6 5.7 5.7
Tim Thomas 80.5 14.7 13.2 12.0 9.3 7.8 0.7
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Niklas Backstrom 15.6 12.1 9.8 9.0 8.8 8.3 6.2
Cam Ward 85.1 16.8 13.4 12.9 10.4 9.2 8.5 3.1 2.7
Kari Lehtonen 84.8 14.2 12.5 12.3 10.9 9.3 7.3 7.0 2.1 1.2
Carey Price 84.4 15.4 12.3 9.5 8.5 7.6 5.4
Al Rollins 80.8 14.5 10.8 10.5 7.4 6.5 4.5 3.0 1.5 0.3
Mike Palmateer 78.3 13.0 11.6 8.2 7.4 7.0 4.9 3.5 1.0
Paul Bibeault 78.1 7.5 7.0 5.4 5.4 3.2 2.5 -0.1
Jim Henry 77.7 12.3 11.1 10.1 8.6 6.8 5.0 2.9 1.1 0.1
Charlie Hodge 77.7 13.3 10.3 8.4 6.9 6.3 4.5 4.4 2.7 2.2 1.3 1.2 0.3 0.2
Mike Dunham 77.3 11.4 11.2 10.2 9.0 8.2 6.6 2.5 2.4 2.2 1.7
Ilya Bryzgalov 77.3 14.7 13.9 13.5 11.4 8.6 5.1 5.0 4.2 0.2 0.1

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

June 1, 2006: Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, June 1, 2006.

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