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.
Backlund credits his wife, Frida, for organizing many of their charitable efforts.
Backlund recalls how the change in approach to his game turned out to be a difference maker in his NHL life.
Mikael Backlund is honouring the memory of his beloved dog, Lily, while helping families and pets stay together in their time of need.
The Moustache Cup will see players go head-to-head in a month-long fundraising challenge to support Movember 2019.
How would Mikael Backlund like to see the 2018-19 NHL season play out? Just like his off-season.
The one sweet treat Mikael Backlund could eat forever? That and more in the Swedish forward's Player Q&A!
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.
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.
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.
Mikael Backlund scored the OT winner as the Flames re-ignited their series with the Ducks
Mikael Backlund was recently honoured with the Ralph T. Scurfield Award for his charity work in the Calgary community