Washington Capitals

Nicklas Backstrom
current status: Hip injury, injured reserve
Birth Date:November 23, 1987 (27 years old)
Place of Birth:Gavle, SWE
Experience:8 years
Drafted:Drafted by Washington in 2006 (1/4).
Scouting Report
Assets: Displays outstanding patience with the puck, playmaking acumen and a knack for being in the right place at the right time. Is mature and has great instincts. His shot is improving and he also boasts sound defensive ability.
Flaws: Needs to continue getting a little better at fending off defenders when the checking is at its tightest. Also needs to do more of the little things when he's not putting up points consistently. Injuries are a bit of a concern here.
Career Potential: Elite scoring center.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NHL All-Rookie Team 2007-08
NHL Played in the NHL YoungStars Game 2007-08
NHL Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game 2008-09
Elitserien (Sweden) Rookie of the Year 2005-06
Olympic Olympic Silver Medal 2014 (Sweden)

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