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Nicklas Backstrom | Center | #19

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/23/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 213
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (4) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Nicklas Backstrom is on a seven-game point streak.
Backstrom extended it with a goal in Washington's 8-7 overtime loss to Pittsburgh on Monday. He has 13 goals and 43 points in 44 contests in 2016-17. Jan 17 - 5:09 AM

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Nicklas Backstrom's point streak has now reached six games, thanks to his pair of helpers during Sunday's 5-0 win over the Flyers.

The Capitals pivot has 30 assists and 42 points in 43 games so far this season, picking up three goals and 12 points during his point streak. Which includes four straight multi-point efforts.
Jan 15 - 4:04 PM

Nicklas Backstrom has a three-game point streak going into Wednesday's match against Pittsburgh.

He has one goal and three assists during his spree. Backstrom had a five-point game the last time he faced the Penguins. He currently has 10 goals and 34 points in 40 matches.
Jan 11 - 6:31 PM

Nicklas Backstrom hit the 500 career assist mark Saturday.

Backstrom did it in 691 games, incredibly quick these days in the NHL as he became the fourth fastest player in 27 years to do so. Only Peter Forsberg, Sidney Crosby and Jaromir Jagr have done it quicker of late. He has nine goals and 32 points this season in 39 games and is due for a hot streak.
Jan 8 - 11:05 AM

Nicklas Backstrom needs just one more assist to become the first Capital to reach 500 career helpers.

That's a remarkable feat to say the least, and he probably won't to wait long to accomplish it. He has 22 assists and 31 points in 38 games this season. Oh and by the way, Alex Ovechkin ranks second with 453 assists in his career.
Jan 7 - 6:11 PM

Nicklas Backstrom is only three assists away from 500 for his career.

When he hits the milestone, Backstrom will become the 10th Swedish raised player to hit the mark. Backstrom leads the Capitals with 29 points and should be on someone's team in every pool as he is one of the best centers in the NHL.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 08:57:00 AM

Nicklas Backstrom assisted on two goals in a 4-0 win against Tampa Bay Friday night.

He has 20 helpers and 29 points in 32 outings this season. Backstrom has produced three goals and six assists in the past 10 games.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 10:11:00 AM

Nicklas Backstrom’s quick shot during a power play did not make the difference in a 2-1 loss of the Washington Capitals to the Montreal Canadiens Saturday night.

The Capitals only goal of the night came during a power play after a penalty called against Canadiens’ Alexei Emelin for interference at the 14:07 mark of the second period. Backstrom scored only seconds into the power play with an assist by teammate Justin Williams and Captain Alex Ovechkin to tie the game. This was Backstrom first goal in five games. His latest was made on December 7th against the Boston Bruins.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 01:11:00 AM

Nicklas Backstrom collected two assists in Friday's 4-1 win against Buffalo.

He earned helpers on goals by T.J. Oshie and John Carlson (power play) in the match. Backstrom has produced a team-leading 24 points in 26 games this campaign.
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 09:52:00 AM

Nicklas Backstrom scored a 4-3 overtime victory Wednesday night.

Backstrom has four points in his last five games. He's up to six goals and 22 points in 25 contests in 2016-17.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 11:27:00 AM

Nicklas Backstrom scored the game-tying goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the 6:24 mark of the third period before the Bolts eventually prevailed 2-1 in a shootout.

Backstrom has been a little uneven in recent games. He failed to score a point in two of his previous three attempts and had just two goals in his previous six efforts after he racked up five points versus Pittsburgh on Nov. 16. Still, this was his seventh goal of the season and his 21st point in 23 games.
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 11:11:00 PM

Nicklas Backstrom skated on a line with Alex Ovechkin during Wednesday's practice.

The duo has started games on different lines for nearly three weeks, but they were back together in the third period against Toronto. Backstrom and Ovechkin may not stay together, but it's a direction coach Barry Trotz is leaning to right now.
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 03:33:00 PM

Nicklas Backstrom has been named the third star of the week.

He racked up four goals and four assists in four games. Backstrom picked up two goals and five points in a 7-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins to highlight his productive week.
Mon, Nov 21, 2016 06:28:00 PM

Nicklas Backstrom picked up a pair of points during Sunday's 3-2 loss to Columbus.

Backstrom potted his fifth goal of the season and also assisted on Alex Ovechkin's power play tally, giving the pivot 17 points in 18 games.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 03:31:00 PM

Nicklas Backstrom scored two goals and three assists in Wednesday's 7-1 blowout win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

What a night for Backstrom in the Caps. After dropping back-to-back games to Carolina and Columbus, Washington came out with a strong performance tonight. Backstrom gave the Capitals a 2-0 lead in the first period and he picked up a primary helper on T.J. Oshie's power play goal just minutes later. He also picked up assists on goals by Dmitry Orlov and Justin Williams before scoring his team's last game. He has four goals and 15 points in 16 games this season. This is the breakout performance we've been waiting for from Backstrom.
Wed, Nov 16, 2016 10:35:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Jay Beagle
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Marcus Johansson
3Andre Burakovsky
4Daniel Winnik
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Justin Williams
3Tom Wilson
4Brett Connolly
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Karl Alzner
4Brooks Orpik
5Dmitry Orlov
6Nate Schmidt
7Taylor Chorney
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer