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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)
2015 Playoffs Tallied an assist in Game 1 at NYR (5/2) ... Led WSH with six points (3g, 3a) vs. NYI in the first round ... Scored the GWG in OT and added an assist in Game 4 at NYI (4/21) ... Scored a goal and led Washington in ice time (24:40) in Game 3 at NYI (4/19) ... Earned three points (1g, 2a) in Game 2 vs. NYI (4/17), marking his fourth career playoff game with three or more points. 2014-15 Regular Season Ranked first in the NHL in assists (60) and power-play assists (30), tied for third in power-play points (33), tied for fourth in primary assists (31) and sixth in points (78) ... Tallied his 60th assist of the season vs. NYR (4/11), marking the second consecutive season and the fourth time in his career he has registered 60 or more assists in a season ... Earned two assists vs. BOS (3/15), passing Alex Ovechkin and Michal Pivonka (418) for first place on the Capitals franchise assist list.
NHL All-Rookie Team (2008) Signed as a free agent by Dynamo Moscow (KHL), October 18, 2012.
Quote of the Day

It's not just going to happen on its own. We have to have guys commit to the areas we need to improve on. We're going to be better than last year but there is still a long way to go. But I really like the pieces and where we're headed.

— Sabres forward Tyler Ennis on the progress of Buffalo's rebuilding process