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 Tallied an assist at MIN (3/19) ... Earned two assists vs. BOS (3/15), passing Alex Ovechkin and Michal Pivonka (418) for first place on the Caps franchise assist list ... Tallied two assists vs. BUF (3/7) ... Earned two assists at CBJ (3/3) ... Tallied an assist vs. TOR (3/1) ... Tallied three points vs. WPG (2/19), passing Bengt Gustafsson (555) and Dale Hunter (556) for fifth place on the Caps points list ... Earned two assists vs. STL (2/1) ... Earned his 400th NHL/Capitals assist at CBJ (1/27) ... 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) ... Scored his fourth career OT goal vs. CAR (11/8) ... 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

It was a big dream. [Messi] is probably the best athlete out there, so it's a big honor, for [Kuznetzov] as well. It's maybe a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the best player in soccer right now. I'm a big Barcelona fan and Messi fan, so it's huge. You can take [Michael] Jordan, [Mark] Messier, [Wayne] Gretzky, those kinds of [people]. It's an honor to meet. It's nice to be in that position.

— Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin told told Monumental Network after meeting soccer star Lionel Messi prior to Argentina's practice at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. on Friday
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