Mikael Backlund

Calgary Flames sign Backlund to contract extension, name him captain

By: Canadian Press

Backlund has signed a two-year, US$9-million extension with the club, and will be the 21st player to wear the "C" in franchise history.

September 27, 2023

King Clancy recipient Mikael Backlund thankful for the opportunity to give back

By: Chris Lomon

Backlund credits his wife, Frida, for organizing many of their charitable efforts.

July 7, 2023

Overcoming obstacles along the way, Mikael Backlund’s two-way play leads him towards his 800th NHL game

By: Chris Lomon

Backlund recalls how the change in approach to his game turned out to be a difference maker in his NHL life.

February 15, 2022

Backlund helping keep pets with families through Lily's Legacy

By: Chris Lomon

Mikael Backlund is honouring the memory of his beloved dog, Lily, while helping families and pets stay together in their time of need.

April 1, 2021

Movember launches 2019 Moustache Cup Challenge

By: NHL/NHLPA Media Release

The Moustache Cup will see players go head-to-head in a month-long fundraising challenge to support Movember 2019.

November 4, 2019

After the perfect summer, Mikael Backlund is ready for October

By: Chris Lomon

How would Mikael Backlund like to see the 2018-19 NHL season play out? Just like his off-season.

September 6, 2018

Visa Presents: Player Q&A with Mikael Backlund

By: NHLPA Staff

The one sweet treat Mikael Backlund could eat forever? That and more in the Swedish forward's Player Q&A!

January 3, 2018

Swedish NHLers confirm or debunk stereotypes about Sweden

By: NHLPA Staff

From Swedish meatballs and IKEA furniture to beloved Muppets character, the Swedish Chef, Swedish NHL'ers confirm or debunk what many North Americans consider to be staples in Sweden.

November 10, 2017

Backlund Ready To Build Off Impressive Season

By: Chris Lomon

Before he looks forward to building off an impressive 2016-17 NHL season, Mikael Backlund, much like he does every summer, took a short walk down memory lane.

September 14, 2017

My Top 5 | Mikael Backlund

By: Chris Lomon

The Calgary forward took some time away from the rink to provide fans with a festive-themed Top 5, delivering his favourite Christmas movies/shows.

December 6, 2016

Backlund Brings The Flames Back

By: NHLPA Staff

Mikael Backlund scored the OT winner as the Flames re-ignited their series with the Ducks

May 6, 2015

Backlund Has A Passion For Giving Back

By: Chris Lomon

Mikael Backlund was recently honoured with the Ralph T. Scurfield Award for his charity work in the Calgary community

March 31, 2014