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Nicklas Backstrom
NUMBER: 19 BIRTHDATE: November 23, 1987  (AGE 27)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Gävle, Sweden
WEIGHT: 208 DRAFTED: WSH / 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (4th overall)
2014-15 Scored a goal vs. EDM (1/20) ... Earned two points at DAL (1/17) ... Tallied two assists at NSH (1/16) ... Earned two points (1g, 1a) at NYI, passing Mike Gartner (392) for third place on the Caps' franchise assists list ... Earned three points (2g, 1a) at NJ (12/20) ... Earned his first career hat trick (3g) vs. TB (12/13) ... Earned two assists at TB (12/9) ... Tallied an assist vs. VAN (12/2), extending his point streak to six games ... Earned two assists at TOR (11/29) ... Earned two assists at NYI (11/26) ... Scored his fourth career OT goal vs. CAR (11/8) ... Scored a goal and earned an assist vs. CGY (11/2) ... Tallied three assists in the first period vs. ARI (11/2), marking his 27th career three-assist game and the ninth time in his career he has tallied three or more assists in one period ... Earned his 500th NHL point with an assist at EDM (10/22) ... Played in his 500th NHL/Capitals game and scored the game-deciding goal in the shootout vs. FLA (10/18).
NHL All-Rookie Team (2008) Signed as a free agent by Dynamo Moscow (KHL), October 18, 2012.
Quote of the Day

The fans love it, and it looked like they were having fun. It was great to see this city [Columbus]. They had been waiting a couple years for this game. They did it right.

— Lightning captain Steven Stamkos after the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game on Sunday