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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
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Drafted: WSH / 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (4th overall)


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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