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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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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

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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

Nicklas Backstrom’s three points carried the Capitals to a 4-0 win over the Devils on Saturday night.

Backstrom potted two goals, and added a helper. The talented Swedish center appears to really enjoy playing on Saturdays as he now has seven goals and 14 points in 11 Saturday games. On the season, he has 10 goals and 34 points, which ranks 10th in the league as of this writing. Alex Ovechkin and Mike Green got the other goals. John Carlson and Jay Beagle recorded two assists.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 10:35:00 PM

Nicklas Backstrom had an assist in a 2-1 shootout loss to Florida on Tuesday.

Backstrom has six points in his last four games, including Saturday's hat trick. That brings him up to eight goals and 31 points in 30 contests this season. He also went 0-for-2 in the longest shootout in NHL history.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 09:44:00 AM

Nicklas Backstrom’s hat trick powered the Capitals to a 4-2 win over the Lightning on Saturday night.

Per Chuck Gormely of CSN, Backstrom’s last hat trick came April 17, 2010, during a playoff series with the Canadiens. In the meantime, Backstrom has proven to be one of the game’s best playmakers, and not scorers. After 33 goals in the 2009-10 season, his high is 18, though he’s continued to set them up at a very high clip. This season, Backstrom has eight goals and 22 assists, good for fifth in the league. Eric Fehr scored the other goal. Alex Ovechkin and Tom Wilson had two assists apiece.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 10:43:00 PM

Nicklas Backstrom had two assists in Washington's 5-3 victory Tuesday night.

Backstrom has five goals and 27 points in 27 games this season. He's capable of maintaining that pace throughout the 2014-15 campaign.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 09:41:00 AM

Nicklas Backstrom had two assists in a 3-2 overtime loss on Wednesday.

Backstrom is now on a three-game point streak. He has five goals and 21 points in 21 games in 2014-15.
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 09:54:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Brooks Laich
4Michael Latta
5Liam O'Brien
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Marcus Johansson
3Joel Ward
4Jason Chimera
RW1Troy Brouwer
2Andre Burakovsky
3Jay Beagle
4Eric Fehr
5Tom Wilson
D1Matt Niskanen
2John Carlson
3Mike Green
4Brooks Orpik
5Karl Alzner
6Tim Gleason
7Dmitry Orlov
8John Erskine
9Cam Schilling
G1Braden Holtby
2Justin Peters