Game Worn Mask -
Minnesota Wild 2006-07 Rookie Season
This is Niklas Backstrom's very first Minnesota Wild mask. It was worn during his rookie 2006-07 season. Backstrom started out this season as a backup to Manny Fernandez. At the midway mark of the season, Fernandez suffered a knee injury, and Backstrom was forced into the starting role where he shined. Backstrom had a huge 2nd half of the season and finished in first in the NHL in both save percentage and goals against average. This mask exhibits great game use and has been matched up to photos all season long.