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Nicklas Backstrom
Nicklas Backstrom
Center  - WSH
Number: 19
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 208
Shoots: Left
Born: Nov 23, 1987  (Age 27)
Birthplace: Gävle, Sweden
Drafted: WSH / 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (4th overall)
2015 Playoffs Tallied an assist in Game 1 at NYR (5/2) ... Led WSH with six points (3g, 3a) vs. NYI in the first round ... Scored the GWG in OT and added an assist in Game 4 at NYI (4/21) ... Scored a goal and led Washington in ice time (24:40) in Game 3 at NYI (4/19) ... Earned three points (1g, 2a) in Game 2 vs. NYI (4/17), marking his fourth career playoff game with three or more points. 2014-15 Regular Season Ranked first in the NHL in assists (60) and power-play assists (30), tied for third in power-play points (33), tied for fourth in primary assists (31) and sixth in points (78) ... Tallied his 60th assist of the season vs. NYR (4/11), marking the second consecutive season and the fourth time in his career he has registered 60 or more assists in a season ... Earned two assists vs. BOS (3/15), passing Alex Ovechkin and Michal Pivonka (418) for first place on the Capitals franchise assist list.

Recorded 306 career assists, the second most by a Capital in his first six seasons, trailing only
Alex Ovechkin (313) ... Registered 415 career points, trailing only Ovechkin (614) and Mike
Gartner (505) for scoring by a Cap in a player’s first six seasons … Ranks fifth in the league in
assists over the last six years (trailing Henrik Sedin, Joe Thornton, Martin St. Louis and Ryan
Getzlaf) … One of only 13 players averaging at least a point per game over the last five seasons
(min. 300 games) ... The top-scoring player from his draft class (2006) ... Ranks 14th in career
scoring for the Capitals and has two of the team’s top four single-season assist totals.
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