Nicklas Backstrom#19 • C
- Status: On roster
- Height: 6'1
- Weight: 210 lbs.
- Shoots: L
- Experience: 11 years
- Birthdate: Nov 23, 1987 (31 years)
- Birthplace: Gavle, SWE
- Drafted: Drafted by Washington in 2006 (1/4).
|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. 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).|
|Long Range Potential:|
|Elite playmaking center.|
|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)|