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11-22-2012, 01:26 PM
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Hedberg
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Join Date: Jan 2005
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G Niklas Bäckström


6'1, 196 lbs, Catches Left
2.42 GAA, .918 SV%, 26 SO in 327 GP

2004, 2005 SM-liiga Urpo Ylonen Award (Best Goaltender)
2004, 2005 SM-liiga Jari Kurri Award (Playoff MVP)
2007 William Jennings Trophy
2007 Roger Crozier Award
Played in 2009 All-Star Game
2009 3rd in Vezina Voting, 2008 6th in Vezina Voting

Elite Prospects:
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A calm keeper with an excellent technique, which has been developed through the years. Has great positioning, and is great at keeping focus. Has developed his butterfly technique past few seasons, but has a little left of the stand-up style. Good glove. Complete keeper, with only a minor weakness being shots between the legs.
Forecaster:
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With very good technique and sound positioning, he's cool under pressure. Incredibly consistent, he owns a wealth of high-level experience, including Internationally for his native Finland.

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