Niklas Bäckström

Finnish ice hockey player

Niklas Oskar Bäckström (born February 13, 1978) is a Finnish professional ice hockey goaltender. He plays for the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has also played in the SM-liiga for HIFK, SaiPa and Kärpät and in the Elitserien for AIK. He won the William M. Jennings Trophy in 2007 along with Manny Fernandez.[1] He also played for Finland at the 2006 Winter Olympics where he won a silver medal and at the 2010 Winter Olympics where he won a bronze medal.

Niklas Bäckström
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Bäckström with HIFK in 2016
Born (1978-02-13) February 13, 1978 (age 43)
Helsinki, Finland
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 197 lb (89 kg; 14 st 1 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for HIFK
Minnesota Wild
Calgary Flames
National team  Finland
Playing career 1996–2019


  1. "William M. Jennings Trophy winners". National Hockey League. Retrieved March 25, 2015.

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