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Nicklas Backstrom | Center

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/23/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 208
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Nicklas Backstrom collected two more helpers in Sunday's 2-0 win over the Bruins.
Oddly enough, neither assist was all that remarkable as the chain of possession simply wasn't broken after his passes. Still, they count just the same. Backstrom now has 53 assists and is tied with Alex Ovechkin for the team lead in points with 71. Mar 15 - 10:58 PM

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Nicklas Backstrom (illness) is ok to suit up Wednesday night versus the Rangers.

Backstrom missed the Capitals practice Tuesday morning but deemed himself ok to play in Wednesday’s game versus the rival Rangers. It’s been another superb year for Backstrom who is tied with his teammate, Alex Ovechkin, for second in the league in scoring with 69 points. He also ranks first in the NHL with 51 assists and first in power play assists with 26. He is one of the best fantasy players out there right now so make sure to get him back in your lineup if you had him on your bench due to the illness.
Mar 11 - 7:52 PM

Nicklas Backstrom (illness) is expected to play Wednesday even though he skipped the morning skate.

He missed Tuesday's practice as well because of an illness. "I expect him to play tonight," coach Barry Trotz said. "Obviously he is battling a little bit of sickness. From all indications, he came down today. We're not going to recall anybody, so I expect him to play." Backstrom hasn't been on the ice since Saturday's game against Buffalo.
Mar 11 - 4:45 PM

Nicklas Backstrom skipped Tuesday's practice due to an illness.

Washington doesn't play until Wednesday, so it's possible that Backstrom won't end up missing a game due to this disease. He has 18 goals and 69 points in 67 contests in 2014-15.
Mar 10 - 12:08 PM

Nicklas Backstrom recorded two assists in a 5-3 win over Columbus Tuesday night.

Backstrom is leading the league with 49 assists this season. The next best player is Philadelphia's Jakub Voracek with 46. Backstrom also has 18 goals, which puts him in a tie with teammate Alex Ovechkin for the NHL's scoring lead.
Mar 4 - 9:41 AM

Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom took sole possession of first place in NHL scoring - at least for now - as his assist gives him 64 points.

Forty-six of those points are assists. Backstrom seemed like an All-Star all season even when he didn't make the team, but now that omission seems extra glaring as his red-hot run continues.
Feb 21 - 3:34 PM

Nicklas Backstrom scored twice on the power play and added an assist as the Capitals blew past the Jets 5-1 on Thursday night.

Backstorm now has 18 goals and 63 points through 59 games this season with six of those points coming in the past three games. Backstrom would need 38 points in the final 23 games to match his career high set in 2009-2010, which appears to be a longshot. Nonetheless, the 27-year-old wizard is looking as good as ever this season under Barry Trotz.
Feb 19 - 10:49 PM

Nicklas Backstrom had two assists in a 5-3 win against Anaheim.

Backstrom has recorded five points in his last four games. That brings him up to 16 goals and 59 points in 57 contests in 2014-15.
Feb 16 - 11:29 AM

Nicklas Backstrom had two assists in a 5-4 overtime victory against San Jose.

Backstrom has three multi-point games in his last six contests. He now has 16 goals and 57 points in 55 contests, which is good for fourth place in the NHL's Art Ross Trophy race.
Feb 12 - 10:22 AM

Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and an assist in a 4-0 win against Los Angeles.

Backstrom has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last eight games. On top of that he's had three multi-point contests over the span of four matches. He now has 16 goals and 54 points in 51 games this season.
Feb 4 - 6:33 AM

Nicklas Backstrom recorded two assists in a 4-0 win against Pittsburgh.

Backstrom extended his point streak to five contests. He has 15 goals and 50 points in 48 games this season. As long as he stays healthy, he should be able to keep this up and consequently reach the 80-point mark.
Jan 29 - 11:50 AM

Nicklas Backstrom is a prime candidate to be a replacement all-star after Thursday's news that Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin will miss the Jan. 25 classic in Columbus.

Backstrom has had a terrific season thus far with 15 goals and 47 points in 46 games. The 27-year-old has been an essential part of the Caps' season, helping the team build a 12-point cushion on the Metropolitan's final playoff spot. Backstrom has never been to the all-star game before.
Jan 22 - 8:15 PM

Nicklas Backstrom got a goal and an assist in Washington’s 5-4 loss to the Stars on Saturday night.

Backstrom made things interesting with a goal late in the third period to draw the Capitals to within one. He also had an assist — his 32nd — on Alexander Ovechkin’s goal earlier in the frame. Ovechkin also picked up an assist. Backstrom is putting together another sensational season, with 14 goals and 46 points. Andre Burakovsky and Eric Fehr netted the other goals.
Jan 17 - 11:13 PM

Nicklas Backstrom scored a goal in Washington's 3-2 overtime loss against Philadelphia on Thursday.

Backstrom has 13 goals and 40 points in 40 contests in 2014-15. At the age of 27, he's firmly established himself as someone capable of providing fantasy owners with roughly a point-per-game and we anticipate him maintaining his current pace for the rest of the season.
Jan 9 - 11:31 AM

Nicklas Backstrom scored his 11th goal of the season to give the Washington Capitals a 2-1 victory over the visiting Ottawa Senators Monday night.

Backstrom's goal, at 19:25 of the second period, broke a 1-1 tie and turned out to be the game winner. Jay Beagle, with his fifth goal of the season, gave the Caps a 1-0 lead at 13:59 of the second period.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 10:41:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Brooks Laich
4Michael Latta
5Liam O'Brien
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Curtis Glencross
3Marcus Johansson
4Joel Ward
5Jason Chimera
RW1Troy Brouwer
2Eric Fehr
3Jay Beagle
4Tom Wilson
D1Matt Niskanen
2John Carlson
3Mike Green
4Brooks Orpik
5Karl Alzner
6Tim Gleason
7John Erskine
G1Braden Holtby
2Justin Peters