Flames sign center Backlund to multiyear contract
JUN 20, 2:34p ET | AP
Rotowire: Jun 20 / 10:55a ET
News: Backlund signed a three-year, $10.725 million contract extension with the Flames on Saturday, TSN's Darren Dreger reports.
Impact: Flames fans can now rest assured knowing that Backlund will remain a major part of their young and talented core for the foreseeable future. Despite missing 30 games due to injury in 2014-15, Backlund was productive for Calgary this season, notching 10 goals and 17 assists for a total of 27 points in 52 games for the Flames. He'll likely return to his role as the team's second line center next season.
StatsLLC: Jun 20 / 12:00a ET
News: Backlund has been signed to a multiyear contract with the Flames. Terms of the deal announced Saturday were not disclosed.
Impact: Backlund scored 10 goals and 27 points in 52 regular-season games last season after missing 30 games because of injury. In 11 playoff contests, the 26-year-old native of Sweden had one goal and one assist - with his lone goal in overtime against the Anaheim Ducks in Game 3 of the first round.