Nicklas Bäckström

Player Facts
  • Position
    C
  • Height
    6'0" / 184 cm
  • Weight
    214 lbs / 97 kg
  • Shoots
    L
  • Contract
    19/20

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 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 EHT 4 1 1 2 2 0 |
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 EHT 6 1 2 3 2 -2 |
Sweden WC 9 1 5 6 4 2 |
Sweden (all) International 19 3 7 10 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 EHT 3 0 2 2 4 -1 |
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 - - - - - |
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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 |
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
EHT 13 2 5 7 0.54 8 -3 |
International 60 12 30 42 0.70 28 18 |
International-Jr 38 10 19 29 0.76 44 |
J18 Allsvenskan 8 9 5 14 1.75 4 0 | 3 0 3 3 1.00 0 0
KHL 19 10 15 25 1.32 10 9 |
NHL 815 209 590 799 0.98 418 118 | 116 31 67 98 0.84 54 12
OG 9 1 9 10 1.11 0 6 |
SHL 110 22 44 66 0.60 78 -8 | 11 4 3 7 0.64 8 -2
SuperElit 62 20 26 46 0.74 28 0 | 8 0 0 0 0.00 8 0
TV-Pucken 16 8 11 19 1.19 26 2 |
WC 29 7 14 21 0.72 16 7 |
WCup 4 2 2 4 1.00 2 3 |
WJC-18 7 2 3 5 0.71 4 5 |
WJC-20 13 4 10 14 1.08 22 4 |
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
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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