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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)
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.
NHL All-Rookie Team (2008) Signed as a free agent by Dynamo Moscow (KHL), October 18, 2012.
Quote of the Day

It's obviously not fun to not know, but on the other hand, I'm not in a rush. I'm going to be back to 100 percent before I start playing. I'm not going to play on 90 percent.

— Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom in an interview with Washington Post about whether he will be able to play in 2015-16 opener
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