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Niklas Bäckström
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Born February 13, 1978 (1978-02-13) (age 41)
Helsinki, Finland
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NHL team
Former teams
Minnesota Wild
SM-liiga
HIFK
SaiPa
Kärpät
SEL
AIK
National team Flag of Finland.svg Finland
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1996–present

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. 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.

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