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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 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) ... Earned two points (1g, 1a) at COL (11/20) ... Earned two assists vs. CBJ (11/11) ... Scored his fourth career overtime 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 ... Scored a goal at CGY (10/25) ... 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) ... Scored his first goal of the season vs. NJ (10/16) ... Registered two assists vs. SJ (10/14) ... Registered two assists at BOS (10/11).
NHL All-Rookie Team (2008) Signed as a free agent by Dynamo Moscow (KHL), October 18, 2012.
Quote of the Day

I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday