Niklas Backstrom 32 | Goaltender

Minnesota Wild

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Oct 19, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Backstrom stopped made 14 saves in a 2-1 loss to the Kings on Sunday. Impact: Making his first appearance since January, Backstrom wasn't bad but picked up the loss nonetheless. With Darcy Kuemper's strong play to start the year, Backstrom will likely continue to remain as the backup.(RotoWire, )
Oct 19, 2014
News: Backstrom will be the starter against the Kings on Sunday, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports. Impact: Backstrom will be making his first start of the year for the Wild, giving Darcy Kuemper a rest. Last season, Backstrom appeared in 21 games, finishing with a 5-11-2 record and .899 save percentage.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Oct 18, 2014
News: Backstrom will make his first start of the season Sunday against the Kings, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Impact: What was thought to be a timeshare in goal between Backstrom and Darcy Kuemper to start the season has quickly devolved into a one-sided competition, as the red-hot Kuemper has been in the net for the Wild's first three turns. It's hard to argue with coach Mike Yeo for riding the young goaltender, who set a franchise record with a 163-minute shutout streak to open the season. Backstrom will spell Kuemper on Sunday, but even with a decent performance against the Kings, he seems unlikely to usurp Kuemper as Yeo's preferred option in goal.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Oct 17, 2014
News: Backstrom will likely make his season debut Sunday against the Kings, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Impact: Backstrom began the season in a platoon with Darcy Keumper, but Keumper's shutouts in his first two games could make Backstrom have a more limited backup role. The Wild likely want to get Backstrom a start early in the season, but it's possible Kuemper could remain in net Sunday if he stays hot.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Oct 8, 2014
News: Backstrom will begin the season in a platoon with Darcy Keumper in goal with the better performer getting the bulk of starts, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Impact: It's not clear who will start the Wild's first game, but it looks like Kuemper and Backstrom will split starts until a primary goalie emerges. Both played well in the preseaon, but Kuemper may have the early edge since he started Minnesota's final preseason game.(RotoWire, )
Niklas Backstrom
2014-15 Season
Ht: 6' 1"  Wt: 194  Age: 36
Born: 2/13/1978, Helsinki, Finland
Shoots: left
Injury Status
No Current Injury
Depth Chart
1. Darcy Kuemper
2. Niklas Backstrom