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Nicklas Backstrom
NUMBER: 19 BIRTHDATE: November 23, 1987  (AGE 27)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Gävle, Sweden
WEIGHT: 208 DRAFTED: WSH / 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (4th overall)
2014-15 Earned two assists at CBJ (3/3) ... Tallied an assist vs. TOR (3/1) ... Earned an assist vs. NYI (2/21) ... Tallied three points vs. WPG (2/19), passing Bengt Gustafsson (555) and Dale Hunter (556) for fifth place on the Caps points list ... Tallied two assists at ANA (2/15) ... Earned two assists at SJ (2/11) ... Tallied an assist vs. PHI (2/8) ... Earned two points (1g, 1a) vs. LA, passing Mike Ridley (547) for seventh place on the Caps points list ... Earned two assists vs. STL (2/1) ... Earned his 400th NHL/Capitals assist at CBJ (1/27) ... Earned two points (1g, 1a) at NYI, passing Mike Gartner (392) for third place on the Caps' franchise assists list ... Earned three points (2g, 1a) at NJ (12/20) ... Earned his first career hat trick (3g) vs. TB (12/13) ... Scored his fourth career OT goal vs. CAR (11/8) ... Earned his 500th NHL point with an assist at EDM (10/22) ... Played in his 500th NHL/Capitals game and scored the game-deciding goal in the shootout vs. FLA (10/18).
NHL All-Rookie Team (2008) Signed as a free agent by Dynamo Moscow (KHL), October 18, 2012.
Quote of the Day

It's something that you don't really envision starting this way, but when you put the work in you don't feel like it's unwarranted. You definitely don't envision it unfolding this way, but you do think you can be successful at this level.

— Senators goalie Andrew Hammond, who defeated the Jets on Wednesday to improve to 6-0-1 since making his first NHL start on Feb. 18