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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 Recorded two assists vs. PIT (1/28), reaching the 50-point mark for the sixth time in his career ... Earned his 400th NHL/Capitals assist at CBJ (1/27) ... Scored a goal vs. EDM (1/20) ... Earned two points at DAL (1/17) ... Tallied two assists at NSH (1/16) ... 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) ... Tallied an assist vs. VAN (12/2), extending his point streak to six games ... Scored his fourth career OT goal vs. CAR (11/8) ... Tallied three assists in the first period vs. ARI (11/2), marking his 27th career three-assist game and the ninth time in his career he has tallied three or more assists in one period ... 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

This is a great day for me. This is something I've been thinking about for a long time. This is a great opportunity that the St. Louis Blues organization, (owner) Tom Stillman and Doug Armstrong are giving me and trusting me in doing...This is going to be a great challenge for me.

— Martin Brodeur, after announcing his retirement as an NHL player and becoming a senior adviser with the Blues on Thursday