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Sweden Nicklas Bäckström

#19 Washington Capitals / NHL - 23/24

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Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Antonin Verreault 57 30 63 93
2. Justin Gill 54 35 46 81
3. Mathieu Cataford 56 37 43 80
4. Markus Vidicek 55 39 38 77
5. Robert Orr 56 21 51 72
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Nicklas Bäckström Facts

Date of Birth
Position
C
Age
36
Height
6'0" / 184 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
203 lbs / 92 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Contract
24/25
Cap Hit
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Highlights
2-time World Championship Gold Medal 2
1-time Olympic Silver Medal 1
1-time U18 WJC Bronze Medal 1
1-time KHL Gagarin Cup Champion 1
1-time NHL All-Rookie Team 1
1-time NHL Stanley Cup Champion 1
1-time SHL Rookie of the Year 1

An extremely talented two-way center. Bäckström stands out with his tremendous hockey sense and soft hands. His technical skills are very good and one of his trademarks is the way he moves the puck into the offensive zone. He stickhandles really well through traffic. Offensively his passing skills are superb. His flip passes are perhaps a bit risky, His shot is decent, although it can and should be improved, and although he is still more of a playmaker than a scorer, he has a pretty good scoring touch.

Defensively Bäckström takes care of his responsibilities and is a rather good penalty killer. He could use some work on his conditioning and skating. Not slow by any means, but there is some room for improvement. Bäckström is not an overly physical player, but he is pretty strong and tough to knock the puck off.

Father: Anders Bäckström
Brother: Kristoffer Bäckström
Cousin: Viktor Huss

Nicklas Bäckström Statistics

S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2001-02 Brynäs IF U16 U16 SM 3* 0* 0* 0* 2* -* |
Brynäs IF J18 J18 Allsvenskan 2* 0* 0* 0* 0* -1* |
2002-03 Brynäs IF J18 J18 Elit -* -* -* -* -* -* |
Brynäs IF J20 J20 SuperElit 12* 1* 3* 4* 2* -* | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 2 -
2003-04 Brynäs IF J18 J18 Allsvenskan 6* 9* 5* 14* 4* 6* | Playoffs 3 0 3 3 0 0
Brynäs IF J20 J20 SuperElit 21* 2* 6* 8* 2* 1* | Playoffs 5 0 0 0 4 -7
Sweden U17 (all) International-Jr 3* 0* 0* 0* 12* -* |
2004-05 Brynäs IF J20 J20 SuperElit 29* 17* 17* 34* 24* -* |
Brynäs IF Elitserien 19* 0* 0* 0* 2* -5* |
Sweden U18 WJC-18 7* 2* 3* 5* 4* 5* |
Sweden U18 (all) International-Jr 15* 5* 6* 11* 8* -* |
2005-06 Brynäs IF J20 J20 SuperElit 0* 0* 0* 0* 0* -* | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 2 -
Brynäs IF Elitserien 46* 10* 16* 26* 30* -1* | Playoffs 4 1 0 1 2 -2
Sweden U20 WJC-20 6* 4* 3* 7* 2* 3* |
Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 11* 5* 6* 11* 2* -* |
Sweden WC 4* 0* 0* 0* 0* 0* |
Sweden (all) International 9* 1* 2* 3* 2* 0* |
2006-07 Brynäs IF “A” Elitserien 45* 12* 28* 40* 46* -2* | Playoffs 7 3 3 6 6 0
Sweden U20 “C” WJC-20 7* 0* 7* 7* 20* 1* |
Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 9* 0* 7* 7* 22* -* |
Sweden WC 9* 1* 5* 6* 4* 2* |
Sweden (all) International 19* 3* 6* 9* 6* 2* |
2007-08 Washington Capitals NHL 82* 14* 55* 69* 24* 13* | Playoffs 7 4 2 6 2 3
Sweden WC 9* 3* 4* 7* 4* 1* |
Sweden (all) International 9* 3* 4* 7* 4* 1* |
2008-09 Washington Capitals NHL 82* 22* 66* 88* 46* 16* | Playoffs 14 3 12 15 8 3
2009-10 Washington Capitals NHL 82* 33* 68* 101* 50* 37* | Playoffs 7 5 4 9 4 7
Sweden OG 4* 1* 5* 6* 0* 3* |
Sweden (all) International 4* 1* 5* 6* 0* 3* |
2010-11 Washington Capitals “A” NHL 77* 18* 47* 65* 40* 24* | Playoffs 9 0 2 2 4 0
2011-12 Washington Capitals “A” NHL 42* 14* 30* 44* 24* -4* | Playoffs 13 2 6 8 18 2
Sweden WC 2* 0* 1* 1* 0* -2* |
Sweden (all) International 2* 0* 1* 1* 0* -2* |
2012-13 OHK Dynamo Moskva KHL 19* 10* 15* 25* 10* 9* |
Washington Capitals “A” NHL 48* 8* 40* 48* 20* 8* | Playoffs 7 1 2 3 0 -2
Sweden (all) International 3* 0* 2* 2* 4* -1* |
2013-14 Washington Capitals “A” NHL 82* 18* 61* 79* 54* -20* |
Sweden OG 5* 0* 4* 4* 0* 3* |
Sweden (all) International 5* 0* 4* 4* 0* 3* |
2014-15 Washington Capitals “A” NHL 82* 18* 60* 78* 40* 5* | Playoffs 14 3 5 8 2 -3
2015-16 Washington Capitals “A” NHL 75* 20* 50* 70* 36* 17* | Playoffs 12 2 9 11 8 3
2016-17 Washington Capitals “A” NHL 82* 23* 63* 86* 38* 17* | Playoffs 13 6 7 13 2 0
Sweden WCup 4* 2* 2* 4* 2* 3* |
Sweden WC 5* 3* 4* 7* 8* 6* |
Sweden (all) International 9* 4* 5* 9* 12* 12* |
2017-18 Washington Capitals “A” NHL 81* 21* 50* 71* 46* 5* | Playoffs 20 5 18 23 6 -1
2018-19 Washington Capitals “A” NHL 80* 22* 52* 74* 30* 2* | Playoffs 7 5 3 8 4 -4
2019-20 Washington Capitals “A” NHL 61* 12* 42* 54* 14* -1* | Playoffs 5 0 1 1 0 -2
2020-21 Washington Capitals “A” NHL 55* 15* 38* 53* 14* 0* | Playoffs 5 0 1 1 0 -2
2021-22 Washington Capitals “A” NHL 47* 6* 25* 31* 12* -8* | Playoffs 6 2 4 6 4 1
2022-23 Washington Capitals “A” NHL 39* 7* 14* 21* 14* -25* |
2023-24   Washington Capitals “A” NHL 8* 0* 1* 1* 2* -3* |
  Projected NHL 32* 0* 4* 4* 8* -12* |
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Nicklas Bäckström Tournament Statistics

S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2001-02 Gästrikland TV-Pucken 8* 3* 1* 4* 18* 2* |
2002-03 Gästrikland TV-Pucken 8* 5* 10* 15* 8* -* |
2005-06 Sweden EHT 4* 1* 1* 2* 2* 0* |
2006-07 Sweden EHT 6* 1* 2* 3* 2* -2* |
2012-13 Sweden EHT 3* 0* 2* 2* 4* -1* |
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Nicklas Bäckström Game Log

Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
NHL
2023-10-29T17:00:00-0400 Washington Capitals vs San Jose Sharks
2023-10-27T19:00:00-0400 Washington Capitals vs Minnesota Wild
2023-10-25T19:30:00-0400 Washington Capitals @ New Jersey Devils
2023-10-24T18:00:00-0400 Washington Capitals vs Toronto Maple Leafs
2023-10-21T19:00:00-0400 Washington Capitals @ Montréal Canadiens
2023-10-18T19:00:00-0400 Washington Capitals @ Ottawa Senators
2023-10-16T19:00:00-0400 Washington Capitals vs Calgary Flames
2023-10-13T19:30:00-0400 Washington Capitals vs Pittsburgh Penguins
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Nicklas Bäckström Career Totals

League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
EHT 3 13* 2* 5* 7* 0.54* 8* -3* | 0 * * * * * *
International 8 60* 12* 29* 41* 0.68* 28* 18* | 0 * * * * * *
International-Jr 4 38* 10* 19* 29* 0.76* 44* -* | 0 * * * * * *
J18 Allsvenskan (J18 Nationell) 2 8* 9* 5* 14* 1.75* 4* 5* | 1 3 0 * 3 * 3 * 1.00 * 0 * 0 *
J18 Elit (J18 Region) 1 -* -* -* -* -* -* -* | 0 * * * * * *
J20 SuperElit (J20 Nationell) 4 62* 20* 26* 46* 0.74* 28* 1* | 3 8 0 * 0 * 0 * 0.00 * 8 * -7 *
KHL 1 19* 10* 15* 25* 1.32* 10* 9* | 0 * * * * * *
NHL 17 1 105* 271* 762* 1 033* 0.93* 504* 83* | 14 139 38 * 76 * 114 * 0.82 * 62 * 5 *
OG 2 9* 1* 9* 10* 1.11* 0* 6* | 0 * * * * * *
Elitserien (SHL) 3 110* 22* 44* 66* 0.60* 78* -8* | 2 11 4 * 3 * 7 * 0.64 * 8 * -2 *
TV-Pucken 2 16* 8* 11* 19* 1.19* 26* 2* | 0 * * * * * *
U16 SM 1 3* 0* 0* 0* 0.00* 2* -* | 0 * * * * * *
WC 5 29* 7* 14* 21* 0.72* 16* 7* | 0 * * * * * *
WCup 1 4* 2* 2* 4* 1.00* 2* 3* | 0 * * * * * *
WJC-18 1 7* 2* 3* 5* 0.71* 4* 5* | 0 * * * * * *
WJC-20 2 13* 4* 10* 14* 1.08* 22* 4* | 0 * * * * * *
* Some data is missing to provide a correct summary.

Nicklas Bäckström Skill Rating

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Teamwork
18
Passing
18
Leadership
17
Puckhandling
16
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DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
01/14/2020
01/14/2020 Extension Washington Capitals Washington Capitals
10/20/2012
10/20/2012 Confirmed Washington Capitals OHK Dynamo Moskva
05/17/2010
05/17/2010 Extension Washington Capitals Washington Capitals

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Nicklas Bäckström Biography and Trivia

Cult/Star player for Brynäs IF

Cult/Star player for Brynäs IF J20

Cult/Star player for Sweden

Cult/Star player for Valbo HC

Cult/Star player for Washington Capitals

Career transactions
- 2010-05-17 • Signed to a ten-year contract extension by the Washington Capitals
- 2007-05-16 • Signed to a three-year entry-level contract by the Washington Capitals

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