Niklas Backstrom 32 | Goaltender

Minnesota Wild

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Tue. Oct 28, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Backstrom gave up three goals on 28 shots in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Bruins. Impact: A day after having the Rangers come back on them from 3-0, the Wild mounted a comeback of their own from down 3-1, and Backstrom held strong in the third period to be the beneficiary. Darcy Kuemper has outplayed him quite thoroughly in the early going, though, and it'd be highly unsurprising if the Wild were to go back to the kid Thursday against the Sharks.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Oct 28, 2014
News: Backstrom will be in goal for Tuesday's game against the Bruins, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports. Impact: Backstrom will get the nod Tuesday night and give regular goaltender Darcy Kuemper a night off. He will take on a Boston offense that started slowly but tallied 19 goals over its last five games.(RotoWire, )
Oct 19, 2014
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, )
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