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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 Flag of Finland.svg Finland
Playing career 1996–2019

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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