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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 an assist at NYR (3/29) ... Tallied an assist at MIN (3/19) ... Earned two assists vs. BOS (3/15), passing Alex Ovechkin and Michal Pivonka (418) for first place on the Caps franchise assist list ... Tallied two assists vs. BUF (3/7) ... Earned two assists at CBJ (3/3) ... Tallied an assist vs. TOR (3/1) ... Tallied three points vs. WPG (2/19), passing Bengt Gustafsson (555) and Dale Hunter (556) for fifth 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

He scores 50 goals, they go in, they go in, and they go in. And I think, 'Why can't I do that?'

— Capitals forward Brooks Laich on teammate Alex Ovechkin, who scored his 50th goal of the season Tuesday in a 4-2 win vs. the Hurricanes