4:19 PM EDT, Thu July 28, 2016

2015-16 Player Report Card: Mikael Backlund

Backlund was everything the Flames needed him to be. And more. Mikael Backlund is one of the Flames best players. On a season where the Flames were more or less a write-off by November, Backs was a bright spot. He reached careers highs in his scoring (21-26-47 beating previous career highs of 18-21-39 in 2013-14) and also managed to play the first 82 game season of his NHL career, which may account for his point totals (probably does). In 2013-14 he took a career high in shots (178) but managed a way above above League average shooting percentage of 10.1%. This last season, he made fewer...

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