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Sweden Nicklas Bäckström
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Last added: Ingvar Sandberg
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Leon Draisaitl 71 43 67 110
2. Connor McDavid 64 34 63 97
3. David Pastrnak 70 48 47 95
4. Artemi Panarin 69 32 63 95
5. Nathan MacKinnon 69 35 58 93
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
C
Age
32
Height
6'0" / 184 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
214 lbs / 97 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Contract
24/25
Cap Hit
$6,700,000 Powered by
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 Stanley Cup Champion 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

Player 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 | -
2002-03 Brynäs IF J18 J18 Allsvenskan - - - - - | -
Brynäs IF 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 | Playoffs 3 0 3 3 0
Brynäs IF J20 SuperElit 21 2 6 8 2 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0 4
Sweden U17 (all) International-Jr 3 0 0 0 12 | -
2004-05 Brynäs IF J20 SuperElit 29 17 17 34 24 | -
Brynäs IF SHL 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 SuperElit 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 2
Brynäs IF SHL 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” SHL 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 | -
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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 | -
Skill Rating

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18
Teamwork
17
Puckhandling
17
Leadership
16

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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
NHL 2019-2020
Mon 09/03 Washington Capitals @ Buffalo Sabres
Sat 07/03 Washington Capitals @ Pittsburgh Penguins
Thu 05/03 Washington Capitals @ New York Rangers
Wed 04/03 Washington Capitals vs Philadelphia Flyers
Sun 01/03 Washington Capitals @ Minnesota Wild
Thu 27/02 Washington Capitals @ Winnipeg Jets
Tue 25/02 Washington Capitals vs Winnipeg Jets
Sun 23/02 Washington Capitals vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Sat 22/02 Washington Capitals @ New Jersey Devils
Thu 20/02 Washington Capitals vs Montréal Canadiens
Player 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 | 0
J18 Allsvenskan 3 8 9 5 14 1.75 4 0 | 1 3 0 3 3 1.00 0 0
KHL 1 19 10 15 25 1.32 10 9 | 0
NHL 13 956 243 684 927 0.97 462 119 | 11 123 36 70 106 0.86 58 8
OG 2 9 1 9 10 1.11 0 6 | 0
SHL 3 110 22 44 66 0.60 78 -8 | 2 11 4 3 7 0.64 8 -2
SuperElit 4 62 20 26 46 0.74 28 0 | 3 8 0 0 0 0.00 8 0
TV-Pucken 2 16 8 11 19 1.19 26 2 | 0
U16 SM 1 3 0 0 0 0.00 2 0 | 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
Transactions
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 Dynamo Moskva
05/17/2010
05/17/2010 Extension Washington Capitals Washington Capitals
Player 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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