Niklas Backstrom

Niklas Backstrom

Height/Weight: 6' 2"/192 lbs
Born: Helsinki, Finland
Draft: Undrafted
  • The Canadian Press

    Flames' Lucic on Smith hit: 'If I actually did charge, we both wouldn't be playing'

    EDMONTON — Milan Lucic and his head coach are on the same page — the situation could have been a whole lot worse. The bruising Calgary Flames forward was assessed a five-minute major and ejected from the third period of Sunday's Game 3 loss to Edmonton after barrelling into Oilers' goaltender Mike Smith. Lucic appeared to try and let up on the play, but still sent the veteran netminder flying with Calgary trailing 4-0. "They called it charging, correct?" Flames bench boss Darryl Sutter said foll

  • The Canadian Press

    Flames searching for answers to McDavid, Oilers with Edmonton eyeing 3-1 series lead

    EDMONTON — The Calgary Flames need to figure out a way to at least begin to contain Connor McDavid. The same goes for Leon Draisaitl. Evander Kane, too. Because if they don't start putting up some roadblocks to slow down the Oilers captain and his scorching-hot linemates, the first playoff Battle of Alberta in 31 years could be over quicker than most thought possible — and with the opposite result. McDavid, Draisaitl and Kane have combined for 55 points in 10 post-season contests this spring, in

  • CBC

    Flames AHL affiliate team based in California to relocate to Calgary

    The Stockton Heat, an affiliate team of the Calgary Flames, is heading north starting next season. The Heat have been based in Stockton, Calif., since 2015, as part of the American Hockey League (AHL), a developmental league for the National Hockey League (NHL). The Flames affiliate was previously called the Adirondack Flames. In California, the team played its games at the Stockton Arena, which can host close to 10,000 hockey fans. Like the Flames, the Heat is currently in the midst of a playof