Report: Former Wild goalie Backstrom signs one-year deal in Finland

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Niklas Backstrom, the former Minnesota Wild goalie and franchise leader in numerous statistical categories at that position, is on his way back to Finland.

Now 38 years old, Backstrom still leads the Wild franchise with 409 games played, 194 regular season wins and 28 shut outs. He was traded from the Wild to the Calgary Flames, who absorbed his contract, at the deadline this year.

In March, with his new team, Backstrom recorded his first win in a 15-month period.

His best season with the Wild was in 2008-09, when he had 37 wins and a .923 save percentage.

 

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