Metropolitan Division RANK: 1
Record: 55-19-8 NHL rank: 1

Nicklas Backstrom

#19 • C
  • Status: Off season
  • Height: 6'1
  • Weight: 213 lbs.
  • Shoots: L
  • Experience: 10 years
  • Birthdate: Nov 23, 1987
  • Birthplace: Gavle, SWE
  • Drafted: Drafted by Washington in 2006 (1/4).
2016-17 Season Stats
GP G A Pts +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG TOI S PtsPG
YTD 82 23 63 86 17 38 8 0 5 18:15 162 1.05
Playoffs 13 6 7 13 0 2 1 0 1 20:44 26 1.00
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 2015-16, 2008-09
Elitserien (Sweden) Rookie of the Year 2005-06
Olympic Olympic Silver Medal 2014 (Sweden)