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Nicklas Backstrom | Center | #19

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/23/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (4) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Nicklas Backstrom scored his 14th of the season in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.
Backstrom now has four goals in his last five games for the Capitals. Washington also got goals from Andre Burakovsky and John Carlson in the loss. Backstrom now has 14 goals and 43 points in 55 games this season. Feb 14 - 12:32 AM

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Nicklas Backstrom scored a goal and an assist as the Washington Capitals defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Tuesday night.

Backstrom's goal, his 200th of his NHL career, came with just 42.9 seconds left in the third period and broke a 2-2 tie to give his team the victory. He now has goals in back-to-back games as he hopes to turn around his season stats-wise. He currently sits at 12 goals and 41 points in 52 games this year.
Feb 6 - 10:03 PM

Nicklas Backstrom scored his 10th of the season Sunday.

It has been a terrible fantasy season for the center who was likely taken in the first three rounds of most drafts before the season. It was only his 39th point of the campaign in 51 games, well below his career norms. He has only three points in his last nine games as he has been in a slump since the first few weeks of the season. You have to wonder if there is an underlying injury as this is not the Backstrom we know.
Feb 5 - 9:12 AM

Nicklas Backstrom registered an assist in Washington's 3-1 win on Tuesday.

Backstrom extended his point streak to four games. He's up to nine goals and 36 points in 42 contests in 2017-18.
Jan 10 - 7:29 AM

Nicklas Backstrom had the game-winning goal in overtime on Sunday against St. Louis.

Backstrom also added an assist on a power-play goal by Alex Ovechkin in a 4-3 win over the Blues. The Capitals center has two goals and five assists during a three-game point streak. Backstrom has nine markers and 35 points in 41 contests.
Jan 7 - 6:40 PM

Nicklas Backstrom (illness) is out for warmups and it appears he will play in Tuesday's game.

Backstrom did not take part in the morning skate, but coach Barry Trotz was optimistic that his top center will be able to play. He has 31 points in 39 games this season.
Jan 2 - 6:32 PM

Nicklas Backstrom (illness) will be a game-time decision Tuesday night.

Backstrom did not take part in the morning skate, but coach Barry Trotz is optimistic that the Capitals' top center will be able to play. Chandler Stephenson filled in for him between Alex Ovechkin and Devante Smith-Pelly during the session.
Jan 2 - 11:43 AM

Nicklas Backstrom snapped a six game pointless streak Saturday with a goal and two assists.

It was a big night for the center who is not having a typical Nicklas Backstrom season as he has only eight goals and 31 points in 39 games. Hopefully this is the start of something good.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 10:05:00 AM

Nicklas Backstrom scored for the fourth time in his last six games Saturday.

This is after Backstrom went 21 games with nary a goal. The Washington center has not been stellar at least as far as his usual stats are concerned but has been picking it up of late with seven points in his last six games as well as being a plus-seven. He has seven goals and 27 points in 33 games with a plus-seven rating.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 09:03:00 AM

Nicklas Backstrom picked up a goal and an assist in Friday's 4-2 win over the New York Rangers.

Backstrom's goal at the 11:42 mark of the second period gave the Capitals a 2-0 lead at the time. He also helped set up Tom Wilson's goal with under two minutes remaining in the game. Backstrom has now accumulated five points in his last two contests. He's up to five goals and 25 points in 29 games this season. He's on pace to hit the 70-point mark for the fifth consecutive year.
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 10:19:00 PM

Nicklas Backstrom scored a goal for the first time since Oct. 14 and he registered two assists in Washington's 6-2 win over Chicago on Wednesday.

Backstrom has recorded at least a point in five of his last seven games. He has four goals and 23 points in 28 contests in 2017-18.
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 09:53:00 AM

Nicklas Backstrom registered an assist in the Capitals' 3-1 win against Tampa Bay on Friday.

Backstrom has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last four games. He's up to three goals and 17 points in 23 games this season. It wouldn't be surprising to see him pick up the pace and record around 80 points in 2017-18.
Sat, Nov 25, 2017 09:35:00 AM

Nicklas Backstrom's point drought has reached seven games.

That's the longest cold streak of Backstrom's career. Capitals coach Barry Trotz remains confident in Backstrom though. "Backy has done a really good job," Trotz said. "I know there's a lot been said about not scoring or whatever, to me it's about winning and he's had all the tough matchups while still creating good offense, hasn't got the numbers."
Fri, Nov 10, 2017 05:15:00 AM

Nicklas Backstrom was held pointless for his fifth straight game on Saturday.

The center got off to a hot start with 11 points in his first six games but has only one helper in his last seven contests. Try and get him in a trade from a disgruntled owner as Backstrom will snap out of it soon and finish in the top-15 as far as the Art Ross Trophy is concerned.
Sun, Nov 5, 2017 09:54:00 AM

Nicklas Backstrom (illness) is expected to return to the lineup tonight against the Edmonton Oilers.

Backstrom missed Thursday's 6-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks. Expect head coach Barry Trotz to mix up the lines tonight after a terrible showing in Vancouver.
Sat, Oct 28, 2017 01:30:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Jay Beagle
5Chandler Stephenson
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Brett Connolly
3Jakub Vrana
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Andre Burakovsky
3Tom Wilson
4Alex Chiasson
5Anthony Peluso
6Devante Smith-Pelly
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Dmitry Orlov
4Brooks Orpik
5Christian Djoos
6Michal Kempny
7Madison Bowey
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer