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InGoal Radio Episode 219
with Niklas Backstrom

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Episode 219 of the InGoal Radio Podcast, presented by The Hockey Shop Source for Sports, features former long-time NHL goalie, two-time Olympian, one-time Vezina Trophy runner up, and new Columbus Blue Jackets goaltending coach Niklas Backstrom.

In the feature interview, presented by Sense Arena, Backstrom updates us on what he’s been doing as the Blue Jackets European goaltending coach and scout since finishing a 10-season NHL career and playing another three seasons in his native Finland before retiring in 2019. Backstrom also shares insights into a unique path to the NHL at age 28 and after playing 10 seasons of pro hockey in Finland, as well as his roots as a goalie growing up in a country that was ahead of the curve when it came position-specific teaching, and how it translates now to his work now as an NHL goalie coach.

All that, plus a trip to The Hockey Shop Source for Sports for an overview of the new Bauer GSX line.