Metropolitan Division RANK: 1
Record: 56-18-7 NHL rank: 1

Nicklas Backstrom 19

C
  • Status: Off season
  • Height: 6'1
  • Weight: 213 lbs.
  • Shoots: L
  • Experience: 9 years
  • Birthdate: Nov 23, 1987
  • Birthplace: Gavle, SWE
  • Drafted: Drafted by Washington in 2006 (1/4).
Season stats
  • Team Capitals
  • GP 75
  • G 20
  • A 50
  • Pts 70
  • +/- 17
  • PIM 36
  • PPG 3
  • SHG 0
  • GWG 4
  • TOI 19:10
  • S 129
  • PtsPG 0.93

2015-16 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)