Washington Capitals

 
Nicklas Backstrom
current status: Off season
Birth Date:November 23, 1987 (28 years old)
Place of Birth:Gavle, SWE
Shoots:L
Experience:8 years
Drafted:Drafted by Washington in 2006 (1/4).
Season Stats
GP G A Pts +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG TOI S PtsPG
YTD 75 20 50 70 17 36 3 0 4 19:10 129 0.93
Playoffs 12 2 9 11 3 8 0 0 1 20:02 24 0.92
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 underrated and he also boasts excellent 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 in other areas when he's not putting up points consistently. Injuries are a bit of a concern here.
Career Potential: Elite playmaking 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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