Metropolitan Division RANK: 1
Record: 49-26-8 NHL rank: 6

Nicklas Backstrom

#19 • C
  • Status: In training camp
  • Height: 6'1
  • Weight: 210 lbs.
  • Shoots: L
  • Experience: 11 years
  • Birthdate: Nov 23, 1987
  • Birthplace: Gavle, SWE
  • Drafted: Drafted by Washington in 2006 (1/4).
2017-18 Season Stats
GP G A Pts +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG TOI S PtsPG
YTD 81 21 50 71 5 46 7 0 4 19:40 165 0.88
Playoffs 20 5 18 23 -1 6 0 0 1 20:37 36 1.15
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, he is getting better at it but still does not shoot the puck enough (so defenders usually play him to pass the puck).
Career Potential:
Elite playmaking center.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NHL Stanley Cup 2017-18
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 2015-16, 2008-09
Elitserien (Sweden) Rookie of the Year 2005-06
Olympic Olympic Silver Medal 2014 (Sweden)