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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 Earned three points (1g, 2a) in Game 2 vs. NYI (4/17), marking his fourth career playoff game with three or more points ... Won 14 of 20 faceoffs (70.0%) in Game 1 vs. NYI (4/15). 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 ... Tallied three points (2g, 1a) vs. WPG (2/19), passing Bengt Gustafsson (555) and Dale Hunter (556) for fifth place on the Capitals franchise points list ... Earned his 400th NHL/Capitals assist at CBJ (1/27) ... Earned his first career hat trick (3g) vs. TB (12/13).
NHL All-Rookie Team (2008) Signed as a free agent by Dynamo Moscow (KHL), October 18, 2012.
Quote of the Day

I was going nuts and I saw [Subban], he was going crazy, and the ref had no idea where to go. [Subban] was skating to me, and I was skating to him and the ref was right in between us and I don't know, I kind of hit him pretty hard, I thought, but those were some emotions and I'm pretty sure he understands that.

— Montreal forward Alex Galchenyuk on the celebration following his OT goal against Ottawa in Game 2