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Niklas Backstrom

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Hockey Player

The Resume

    (February 13, 1978- )
    Born in Helsinki, Finland
    Goaltender for HIFK Helsinki (1997-2000), SaiPa Lappeenranta (2000-01), AIK Solna (2001-02), Karpat Oulu (2002-06) and Minnesota Wild (2006- )
    William M. Jennings Trophy Co-Winner (2007)
    Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award Winner (2007)

Why he might be annoying:

    He was 28 years old when he made his NHL debut.
    He shares his name with a prospect for the Washington Capitals.
    He was virtually unheard of in North America prior to the 2006-07 season.
    His North American nickname is 'Backs.'
    Despite his credentials in Europe, he was relegated to backup duties in the first half of the season.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He recorded the lowest goals against average and save percentage during his first NHL season (2007).
    He guided Karpat Oulu to consecutive Finnish League titles (2004, 2005).
    He tied Dwayne Roloson's franchise record for shutouts in a season.
    He is an established goaltender in his homeland.
    After spending a decade in the European leagues, he adapted quickly to the NHL game.

Credit: Ricky

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 7 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 9 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 4 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 34 Votes: 55.88% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 20 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 41 Votes: 65.85% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 10 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 37 Votes: 45.95% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 20 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 125 Votes: 47.20% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 123 Votes: 49.59% Annoying