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Sweden Nicklas Bäckström
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Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Peyton Krebs 24 13 30 43
2. Ben McCartney 24 13 24 37
3. Cole Fonstad 23 16 18 34
4. Gage Goncalves 23 12 22 34
5. Justin Sourdif 22 11 23 34
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
C
Age
33
Height
6'0" / 184 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
205 lbs / 93 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Contract
24/25
Cap Hit
$9,200,000 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 -1 |
2002-03 Brynäs IF J18 J18 Allsvenskan - - - - - |
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 - - - - - |
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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 |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
NHL
Sun 23/05 Washington Capitals vs Boston Bruins
Fri 21/05 Washington Capitals @ Boston Bruins
Wed 19/05 Washington Capitals @ Boston Bruins
Mon 17/05 Washington Capitals vs Boston Bruins
Sat 15/05 Washington Capitals vs Boston Bruins
Tue 11/05 Washington Capitals vs Boston Bruins
Fri 07/05 Washington Capitals vs Philadelphia Flyers
Wed 05/05 Washington Capitals @ New York Rangers
Mon 03/05 Washington Capitals @ New York Rangers
Sat 01/05 Washington Capitals vs Pittsburgh Penguins
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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
J18 Allsvenskan 3 8 9 5 14 1.75 4 5 | 1 3 0 3 3 1.00 0 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 15 1011 258 722 980 0.97 476 119 | 13 133 36 72 108 0.81 58 4
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
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Teamwork
19
Passing
19
Puckhandling
18
Offensive
16

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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Alexander Ovechkin (F) 2007-2021 14 Dynamo Moskva, Washington Capitals
John Carlson (D) 2009-2022 13 Washington Capitals
Dmitri Orlov (D) 2011-2022 11 Washington Capitals
Tom Wilson (F) 2012-2022 10 Washington Capitals

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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 OHK Dynamo Moskva
05/17/2010
05/17/2010 Extension Washington Capitals Washington Capitals
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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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