Net Worth: $40 Million
- Source of Wealth Hockey, Sports
- Birth Place Helsinki, Finland
- Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)
- Full Name Niklas Oskar Bäckström
- Nationality Finland
- Date of Birth February 13, 1978
- Ethnicity Finnish
- Weight 196 lbs (89 kg)
- Occupation Professional Hockey Player
About Niklas Backstrom
Professional ice hockey player Niklas Backstrom has an estimated net worth of $40 million. This Finnish athlete currently plays in the National Hockey League for the Minnesota Wild as the team’s goaltender. In 2013, he received an annual salary amounting to $6 million.
Backstrom has been a recipient of the Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award and William M. Jennings Trophy. He also received both Jari Kurri trophy and Urpo Ylönen trophy twice. Representing Finland, the team won silver at the 2005-06 Olympics. At the 2009-10 Olympics, the team won bronze.
He was a member of the Finland national hockey team which won gold at the 1998 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. The other members of the team include Niklas Hagman, Toni Dahlman, Eero Somervuori, Niko Kapanen, Mika Noronen, and Olli Jokinen. In 2009, he was signed by the Minnesota Wild to a four-year, $24 million contract.
Niklas Oskar Bäckström was born on February 13, 1978 in Helsinki, Finland. He was not able to play in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs due to an injury he recently incurred.