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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 has been credited with his 22nd goal of the season.
The marker was initially given to Kevin Shattenkirk on Tuesday night, but changed to Backstrom after the NHL reviewed it. The Capitals center notched one goal and two assists in the contest, while Shattenkirk recorded a pair of helpers. T.J. Oshie got the other assist on the play and Alex Ovechkin lost an assist because of the goal change. Mar 22 - 11:15 AM

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Nicklas Backstrom had four assists Saturday in a 5-3 win over Tampa Bay.

Backstrom had 54 assists on the season as well as 21 goals and has moved into fifth place in NHL scoring as well as second to only Connor McDavid in assists this season. Backstrom had helpers on all three of T.J. Oshie's goals as well as one from John Carlson. He is having a fabulous season and is a must start.
Mar 19 - 6:42 AM

Nicklas Backstrom was in on both Washington goals in the Capitals' 4-2 loss to the visiting Dallas Stars Monday night.

It was Washington's first loss in 16 home games, dating back to Dec. 29. Backstrom scored his 21st goal of the season to reduce the Stars' lead to 3-1 at 15:52 of the first period. He assisted for the 46th time this season on an T.J. Oshie goal (25th) in the third period. That goal cut the Dallas advantage to 3-2 at 12:26.
Mar 6 - 11:09 PM

Nicklas Backstrom scored three minutes into overtime to give the Capitals a 2-1 overtime win against the Flyers Saturday night.

Backstrom scored a goal on his third shot against Steve Mason. This game-winning goal came 3:25 into overtime while the Capitals were on a power-play for to a minor penalty called on Michael Del Zotto for holding. Backstrom now has 20 goals and 65 points. This was his fourth game-winning goal of the season.
Mar 5 - 1:38 AM

Nicklas Backstrom extended his point streak to eight games during Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Red Wings.

He picked up an assist to accomplish the feat. During the streak he has four goals and 14 points. Through 57 games this season he has posted 17 goals and 61 points.
Feb 18 - 6:42 PM

Nicklas Backstrom scored his 700th career point early in a 6-4 win by the Capitals over the Ducks Saturday night.

Backstrom’s 700th career point was an assist to TJ Oshie at 6:45 in the first. He added his own goal at 14:35 in that same period. Oshie returned the favor with an assist. Backstrom closed out the night with a third point on an assist to Marcus Johansson at 19:47 in the third, which sailed into an empty net. This is the seventh consecutive game in which Backstrom has earned at least one point. In that span of games, he has scored 13 points with four goals and nine assists.
Feb 11 - 10:33 PM

Nicklas Backstrom scored a goal and two assists in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings.

Backstrom helped set up both of T.J. Oshie's goals before adding an empty net goal of his own. He finished the game with a plus-3 rating, four penalty minutes and one shot on goal in 16:32 of ice time. Backstrom is now riding a six-game point streak (he has 10 points during that stretch). He's up to 16 goals and 41 assists in 55 games this season.
Feb 9 - 10:57 PM

Nicklas Backstrom extended his point streak to five games on Tuesday.

Backstrom registered an assist in the Capitals' 5-0 win against Carolina. That gives him 15 goals and 54 points in 54 games this season.
Feb 8 - 6:43 AM

Nicklas Backstrom lifted his point streak to four games with an assist during Sunday's 5-0 win over the Kings.

Over that span he has picked up two goals and six points. For the season Backstrom has 15 goals and 53 points in 53 games.
Feb 5 - 3:36 PM

Nicklas Backstrom is on a point-per-game pace now through 52 games this season.

Backstrom picked up another helper during Saturday's 3-2 win over Montreal, which gives him points in three straight with five tallies over that span. Suffice it to say, he's pretty great.
Feb 4 - 5:41 PM

Nicklas Backstrom picked up a goal and two assists in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Boston Bruins.

Backstrom picked up the assist on T.J. Oshie's first period-goal that gave the Caps a 1-0. He then scored one of his own just over 10 minutes later to make it 2-0 for Washington. Backstrom finished off his night by helping set up Alex Ovechkin's power play goal in the second period. Backstrom is now up to 14 goals and 51 points in 51 games this season. The Caps center has 21 points in his last 14 contests.
Feb 1 - 11:17 PM

Nicklas Backstrom is on pace for yet another productive season with 47 points in 49 games at the All Star Break.

The 29-year-old has rarely disappointed fantasy owners throughout his career, and 2017 is no different. Backstrom should at least break 70 points for the fourth straight season and has a chance at achieving the point-per-game pace for the first full campaign since 2013.
Jan 29 - 10:26 PM

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

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

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
2Kevin Shattenkirk
3Matt Niskanen
4Karl Alzner
5Brooks Orpik
6Dmitry Orlov
7Nate Schmidt
8Taylor Chorney
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer