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Meet Niklas Backstrom, a goalie for the Minnesota Wild.
Fan favorite Niklas Backstrom is a goalie for the Minnesota Wild and has seen playing time increase ever since the 2006-2007 season when original starter goalie, Manny Fernandez, was sidelined due to a knee injury. Although originally slated to be a back-up player, Backstrom saw lots of action starting halfway through the season and he racked up impressive statistics.
Niklas Backstrom’s career before signing with the Wild in June 2006 was filled with international play and tournaments, primarily with the Karpat Finland team since 1996. Backstrom was born February 13, 1978 in Helsinki, Finland and still lives there during the off season. Backstrom was also part of Team Finland in the 2006 Winter Olympics, though he did not see any ice time.
Niklas Backstrom signed a four-year, $24 million contract on March 3, 2009 to remain with the Minnesota Wild.
Niklas Backstom has been a force to be reckoned with between the pipes at the Xcel Energy Center and on the road. Buy Minnesota Wild tickets today and see if Niklas Backstrom can rack up another shut out win for the Minnesota Wild.
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