Mikael Backlund

Calgary Flames logo
Age 33 Mar 17, 1989
Vasteras SWE
Center shoots left
6'0" 183 cm
200 lbs 91 kg
ELC Signing Age 19
Waivers Signing Age 19
UFA Year 2016
Agent J.P. Barry
Draft Year 2007
Drafted Overall 24
Draft Round 1
Draft Team Calgary Flames logo

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Transaction History
May 26, 2022 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund scored a goal on three shots, dished an assist and added two hits in Thursday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Edmonton Oilers in Game 5.
May 24, 2022 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund posted an assist, three shots on goal and three hits in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Edmonton Oilers in Game 4.
May 18, 2022 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund posted an assist, two hits, two PIM and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 9-6 win over the Edmonton Oilers in Game 1.
May 13, 2022 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund scored a goal on four shots in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Dallas Stars in Game 6.
May 11, 2022 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund scored a goal on three shots, dished an assist and went plus-3 in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Dallas Stars in Game 5.
May 9, 2022 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund scored an empty-net goal on two shots, logged two hits and added four PIM in Monday's 4-1 win over the Dallas Stars in Game 4.
Apr 27, 2022 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund notched a power-play assist, three shots on goal and a minus-2 rating in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win over the Nashville Predators.
Apr 23, 2022 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund provided an assist, three shots on goal and two PIM in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks.
Apr 16, 2022 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund provided an assist and went plus-3 in Saturday's 9-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes.
Apr 14, 2022 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund notched a power-play assist, four shots on goal and a minus-2 rating in Thursday's 6-1 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights.
Apr 12, 2022 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund logged a power-play assist and three shots on goal in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Seattle Kraken.
Apr 2, 2022 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund recorded an assist in Saturday's 6-4 loss to the St. Louis Blues.
Mar 26, 2022 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund scored a pair of goals on eight shots, dished an assist, went plus-3 and added two PIM in Saturday's 9-5 win over the Edmonton Oilers.
Mar 22, 2022 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund scored a goal on two shots and went plus -2 in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the San Jose Sharks.
Mar 19, 2022 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund notched an assist, five shots on goal, two hits and two blocked shots in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks.
Mar 10, 2022 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund scored a goal on three shots in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Mar 2, 2022 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund scored an empty-net goal on four shots, dished an assist and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Minnesota Wild.
Feb 24, 2022 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund managed an assist and two hits in Thursday's 7-1 loss to Canucks.
Feb 21, 2022 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund produced an assist and three shots on goal in Monday's 3-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets.
Feb 10, 2022 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund registered two assists (one on the power play), three shots on net, two hits and two PIM in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Feb 9, 2022 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund had a goal and three assists, including one on the power play, in Wednesday's 6-0 win over the Vegas Golden Knights.
Jan 27, 2022 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund scored a goal on seven shots and added two hits in Thursday's 5-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues.
Jan 26, 2022 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund scored a goal on a game-high eight shots in Wednesday's 6-0 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Jan 24, 2022 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund logged an assist and fired seven shots on goal in Monday's 7-1 win over the St. Louis Blues.
Jan 18, 2022 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund notched an assist and two shots on goal in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Florida Panthers.
Jan 4, 2022 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund notched an assist, three shots on goal and three blocked shots in Tuesday's 6-2 loss to the Florida Panthers.
Jan 3, 2022 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund notched an assist, three shots on goal and two hits in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.
Dec 27, 2021 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund cleared COVID-19 protocol and practiced Monday, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
Dec 17, 2021 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | The Flames placed Backlund in COVID-19 protocol Friday.
Dec 2, 2021 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund logged a power-play assist and four shots on goal in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings.
Nov 21, 2021 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund scored a goal on four shots and blocked two shots in Sunday's 4-0 win over the Boston Bruins.
Nov 20, 2021 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund produced a power-play assist in Saturday's 5-2 win over the New York Islanders.
Nov 11, 2021 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund scored a goal on two shots and added four hits in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens.
Oct 30, 2021 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund scored an empty-net goal on two shots in Saturday's 4-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Oct 28, 2021 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund produced an assist, two shots on goal, three hits and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Oct 25, 2021 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund scored a goal on four shots, dished an assist, added two PIM and went plus-2 in Monday's 5-1 win over the New York Rangers.
May 19, 2021 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund posted an assist, two shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 6-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks.
May 16, 2021 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund notched two assists, four shots on goal and two PIM in Sunday's 6-5 overtime win over the Vancouver Canucks.
May 13, 2021 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund notched a power-play assist and three shots on goal in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks.
May 9, 2021 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund scored a goal on six shots in Sunday's 6-1 win over the Ottawa Senators.
Apr 19, 2021 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund registered an assist, three shots on goal and a minus-2 rating in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators.
Apr 14, 2021 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund registered an assist and two shots on goal in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens.
Apr 13, 2021 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund recorded an assist, two shots on goal and a pair of hits in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Apr 10, 2021 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund recorded two assists, two PIM and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 5-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers.
Apr 5, 2021 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund scored two goals, including one while shorthanded, on five shots in Monday's 5-3 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Apr 4, 2021 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund (undisclosed) recorded an assist and four shots on goal in 14:59 of ice time in Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Apr 4, 2021 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund (undisclosed) will play in Sunday's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
Apr 2, 2021 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund (undisclosed) won't play in Friday's game versus the Edmonton Oilers.
Mar 27, 2021 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund produced an assist and three shots on goal in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets.
Mar 26, 2021 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund produced a power-play assist and two shots on goal in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets.
Mar 19, 2021 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund collected a power-play assist in Friday's 4-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Mar 17, 2021 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund scored a goal on four shots but went minus-3 in Wednesday's 7-3 loss to the Edmonton Oilers.
Mar 15, 2021 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund recorded two assists in Monday's 4-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers.
Mar 13, 2021 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund scored a goal on three shots Saturday in a 3-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens.
Feb 27, 2021 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund scored a goal and two assists, one of them short-handed, in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Ottawa Senators.
Feb 17, 2021 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund (lower body) had three shots on goal in Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks.
Feb 17, 2021 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund (lower body) will return to the lineup for Wednesday's game versus Vancouver, Derek Wills of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
Feb 15, 2021 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund (lower body) will not suit up against the Vancouver Canucks on Monday, Ben Kuzma of The Vancouver Province reports.
Feb 15, 2021 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund (lower body) is a game-time decision for Monday's game versus the Vancouver Canucks, Hailey Salvian of The Athletic reports.
Feb 14, 2021 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund (lower body) was described as day-to-day by head coach Geoff Ward on Sunday, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
Feb 13, 2021 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund (lower body) will not return to Saturday's game versus the Vancouver Canucks.
Feb 9, 2021 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund recorded an assist and a team-high five shots on goal in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets.
Feb 6, 2021 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund scored a goal on a team-high seven shots and added two assists in Saturday's 6-4 win over the Edmonton Oilers.
Jan 30, 2021 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund scored an empty-net goal on four shots with four PIM in Saturday's 2-0 win at Montreal. He also had two hits and won 10 of 19 faceoffs (52.6 percent).
Jan 26, 2021 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund recorded an assist and went minus-2 in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Jan 18, 2021 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund scored a goal in Monday's 5-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks.
Jan 16, 2021 Calgary Flames | Mikael Backlund | Backlund recorded a power-play assist, two shots on goal and two PIM in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks.
Dec 16, 2018 Calgary Flames | Activated C Mikael Backlund from injured reserve.
Feb 16, 2018 Calgary Flames | Signed C Mikael Backlund to a six-year, $32.1 million contract extension.
Jun 20, 2015 Calgary Flames | Re-signed C Mikael Backlund to a three year, one-way contract worth $10,725,000.
Oct 30, 2014 Calgary Flames | Placed C Mikael Backlund on IR.
Jul 10, 2013 Calgary Flames | Signed C Mikael Backlund to a two-year, $3 million contract.
Feb 8, 2013 Calgary Flames | Placed C Mikael Backlund on IR.
Jul 5, 2012 Calgary Flames | Signed C Mikael Backlund to a one-year contract.
Jan 2, 2011 Calgary Flames | (Mikael Backlund) Assigned to Abbotsford (AHL).
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2021-2022 Regular Season Stats

Mikael Backlund
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
Calgary Flames Calgary Flames logo 82 12 27 39 16 30 1,061 58.80 54.90 -0.20 57.40 2.50 0.57 1.64
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Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2003-2004 Västmanland TV-Pucken 8 5 1 6 8
2003-2004 Västerås IK U16 U16 SM 3 1 3 4 4
2004-2005 Västmanland TV-Pucken 8 6 2 8 4
2004-2005 Västerås IK J18 J18 Nationell 14 5 6 11 14 Playoffs 4 2 1 3 0
2004-2005 Sweden U16 (all) International-Jr 6 9 2 11 8
2004-2005 Västerås IK U16 U16 SM 3 3 1 4 4
2005-2006 Västmanland TV-Pucken 8 11 6 17 6
2005-2006 Västerås IK J20 J20 Nationell 25 15 16 31 30
2005-2006 Västerås IK HockeyAllsvenskan 12 2 2 4 14
2005-2006 Sweden U17 (all) International-Jr 7 6 7 13 10
2005-2006 Sweden U18 WJC-18 3 1 0 1 0
2005-2006 Sweden U18 (all) International-Jr 14 2 0 2 6
Draft Yr 2006-2007 Västerås IK HockeyAllsvenskan 18 1 2 3 14
Draft Yr 2006-2007 Västerås IK J20 J20 Nationell 7 5 4 9 8 Playoffs 5 1 0 1 0
Draft Yr 2006-2007 Västerås IK J18 J18 Nationell 2 2 1 3 2 Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0
Draft Yr 2006-2007 Sweden U18 WJC-18 6 6 1 7 6
Draft Yr 2006-2007 Sweden U18 (all) International-Jr 16 7 3 10 14
Draft Yr 2006-2007 Sweden U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 1 1 2 8
2007-2008 Västerås IK HockeyAllsvenskan 37 9 4 13 24
2007-2008 Västerås IK HockeyAllsvenskan 9 2 0 2 4
2007-2008 Västerås IK J20 J20 Nationell 9 7 6 13 20
2007-2008 Sweden U20 WJC-20 6 3 4 7 10
2007-2008 Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 15 7 8 15 10
2007-2008 Sweden U19 (all) International-Jr 5 3 2 5 6
2008-2009 Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 15 10 6 16 10
2008-2009 Västerås IK HockeyAllsvenskan 17 4 4 8 39
2008-2009 Västerås IK J20 J20 Nationell 2 3 2 5 0
2008-2009 Sweden U20 WJC-20 6 5 2 7 6
2008-2009 Calgary Flames NHL 1 0 0 0 0 9 57.82 -4.84 69.41 9.99 0.00 0.00
2008-2009 Kelowna Rockets WHL 28 12 18 30 26 Playoffs 19 13 10 23 0
2008-2009 Kelowna Rockets M-Cup 4 0 4 4 2 Playoffs 19 13 10 23 0
2009-2010 Abbotsford Heat AHL 54 15 17 32 26 Playoffs 13 1 8 9 0
2009-2010 Calgary Flames NHL 23 1 9 10 6 257 61.90 53.83 1.23 57.01 4.34 0.23 2.33
2009-2010 Sweden WC 6 0 1 1 2
2009-2010 Sweden (all) International 6 0 1 1 2
2010-2011 Calgary Flames NHL 73 10 15 25 18 757 53.33 57.50 4.67 56.58 6.82 0.63 1.59
2010-2011 Abbotsford Heat AHL 1 0 0 0 0
2010-2011 Sweden WC 9 3 2 5 2
2010-2011 Sweden (all) International 12 3 3 6 4
2010-2011 Sweden EHT 3 0 1 1 2
2011-2012 Calgary Flames NHL 41 4 7 11 16 527 35.90 51.15 3.03 51.43 5.49 0.23 0.91
2012-2013 Calgary Flames NHL 32 8 8 16 29 416 39.39 55.02 8.00 50.12 4.37 0.86 1.59
2012-2013 Västerås IK HockeyAllsvenskan 23 12 18 30 22
2012-2013 Sweden (all) International 3 0 1 1 0
2012-2013 Sweden EHT 3 0 1 1 0
2013-2014 Calgary Flames NHL 76 18 21 39 32 1,055 51.35 49.47 4.31 51.05 7.54 0.40 1.14
2013-2014 Sweden WC 10 5 3 8 29
2013-2014 Sweden (all) International 13 7 5 12 29
2013-2014 Sweden EHT 3 2 2 4 0
2014-2015 Calgary Flames NHL 52 10 17 27 14 707 49.15 49.33 4.44 46.30 2.56 0.51 1.70 Playoffs 11 1 1 2 0
2015-2016 Calgary Flames NHL 82 21 26 47 28 1,018 56.63 52.56 4.54 51.87 5.65 0.71 1.77
2015-2016 Sweden (all) International 12 5 1 6 4
2015-2016 Sweden WC 8 3 1 4 4
2016-2017 Calgary Flames NHL 81 22 31 53 36 1,011 53.09 51.50 4.76 54.65 5.67 0.77 1.66 Playoffs 4 1 2 3 0
2016-2017 Sweden WCup 2 0 0 0 0
2016-2017 Sweden (all) International 3 0 0 0 2
2017-2018 Calgary Flames NHL 82 14 31 45 78 1,105 40.43 52.44 -0.59 55.67 3.58 0.49 1.47
2017-2018 Sweden WC 10 2 7 9 6
2017-2018 Sweden (all) International 13 2 8 10 6
2017-2018 Sweden EHT 3 0 1 1 0
2018-2019 Calgary Flames NHL 77 21 26 47 52 1,087 61.29 51.76 -2.12 55.33 2.15 0.88 2.04 Playoffs 5 1 2 3 0
2019-2020 Calgary Flames NHL 70 16 29 45 26 981 51.60 49.30 -0.40 50.90 0.80 0.49 1.71 Playoffs 10 4 2 6 0
2020-2021 Calgary Flames NHL 54 9 23 32 30 706 48.50 55.80 2.90 54.30 1.40 0.59 1.95
2021-2022 Calgary Flames NHL 82 12 27 39 30 1,061 58.80 54.90 -0.20 57.40 2.50 0.57 1.64 Playoffs 12 5 3 8 0
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Active Contract

Signing Team Calgary Flames logo
Signing Date February 16, 2018
Signing Status UFA
Agent J.P. Barry
Standard Contract | 6 Years $32,100,000 6.48% of cap space
2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024
Cap Hit $5,350,000 $5,350,000 $5,350,000 $5,350,000 $5,350,000 $5,350,000
UFA
AAV $5,350,000 $5,350,000 $5,350,000 $5,350,000 $5,350,000 $5,350,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $3,850,000 $3,850,000 $4,350,000 $5,350,000 $5,350,000 $5,350,000
Signing Bonuses $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total Salary $5,850,000 $5,850,000 $4,350,000 $5,350,000 $5,350,000 $5,350,000
Minors Salary $5,850,000 $5,850,000 $4,350,000 $5,350,000 $5,350,000 $5,350,000
Clauses NTC NTC NTC M-NTC M-NTC M-NTC
UFA Year
Buy It Out Buy It Out

Contract History

Signing Team Calgary Flames logo
Signing Date June 20, 2015
Signing Status RFA
Agent J.P. Barry
Standard Contract | 3 Years $10,725,000 5.01% of cap space
2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Cap Hit $3,575,000 $3,575,000 $3,575,000
UFA
AAV $3,575,000 $3,575,000 $3,575,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $3,575,000 $3,575,000 $3,575,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0 $0
Total Salary $3,575,000 $3,575,000 $3,575,000
Minors Salary $3,575,000 $3,575,000 $3,575,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Calgary Flames logo
Signing Date July 10, 2013
Signing Status RFA
Standard Contract | 2 Years $3,000,000 2.33% of cap space
2013-2014 2014-2015
Cap Hit $1,500,000 $1,500,000
RFA
AAV $1,500,000 $1,500,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0
Base Salary $1,450,000 $1,500,000
Signing Bonuses $50,000 $0
Total Salary $1,500,000 $1,500,000
Minors Salary $1,500,000 $1,500,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Calgary Flames logo
Signing Date July 5, 2012
Signing Status RFA
Standard Contract | 1 Years $725,000 1.21% of cap space
2012-2013
Cap Hit $725,000
RFA
AAV $725,000
Performance Bonuses $0
Base Salary $725,000
Signing Bonuses $0
Total Salary $725,000
Minors Salary $725,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Calgary Flames logo
Signing Date May 2, 2008
Entry Level Contract | 3 Years $3,900,000 1.54% of cap space
2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012
Cap Hit $875,000 $845,833 $845,833 $845,833
RFA
AAV $1,300,000 $1,270,833 $1,270,833 $1,270,833
Performance Bonuses $0 $425,000 $425,000 $425,000
Base Salary $0 $787,500 $787,500 $787,500
Signing Bonuses $87,500 $87,500 $87,500 $0
Total Salary $0 $875,000 $875,000 $787,500
Minors Salary $0 $65,000 $65,000 $65,000
Clauses
UFA Year