Nicklas Backstrom

#19 C / Washington Capitals / EXP: 0YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 213 lb Age: 29 College: None

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100%
Start
96%
C Rank
3
Player News
  • Backstrom's power-play assist from Tuesday's win over the Flames has been changed to a goal after further review by the NHL. The lamp-lighter was originally credited to defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk -- who thought he'd earned his first goal as a member of the Capitals -- but closer examination of the play led to Backstrom picking up his 22nd goal and 78th point on the season. That wasn't all for the star pivot, though, as he delivered two more helpers en route to the latest victory, including another on the man advantage.

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  • Backstrom dished out three assists -- two on the power play -- in Tuesday's 4-2 win over Calgary. He's been on an absolute assist bender in his last four games, helping out on a startling 10 goals in that span, with half of those on the man advantage. Backstrom is now tied with Connor McDavid for the league lead in assists with 57, and he's poised to break the 80-point mark for the first time since 2009-10. As usual, his fantasy owners have enjoyed a smooth ride.

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  • Backstrom set up four goals in Saturday's 5-3 win over Tampa Bay. Backstrom has eight assists in his last four games and 12 points (three goals, nine assists) in his last 10 games. His 54 helpers put him one shy of Connor McDavid for the NHL lead.

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  • Backstrom handed out three assists -- one on the power play -- in Tuesday's 4-2 win over Minnesota. The Swedish playmaker has now hit 50 assists for the fourth straight season and the seventh time in his career, and he's also cleared 70 points for the fourth consecutive campaign. Always an elite point producer, Backstrom's seen a bit of an uptick this year -- with 71 points in 69 games, he's on pace to finish better than a point per game for the first time since 2009-10's 101-point masterpiece.

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  • Backstrom collected a goal and an assist during Monday's loss to Dallas to record his 17th multi-point game of the season. The veteran continues to provide reliable scoring and is up to 21 goals and 67 points through 65 games. However, he's often priced below the top-tier centers in daily contests, which makes Backstrom a solid value in most matchups. In seasonal settings, he remains an elite offensive contributor.

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Rank Among Leaders

Rank Player G
1 Sidney Crosby C | PIT 41
2 Evgeni Malkin C | PIT 33
2 Auston Matthews C | TOR 33
4 Rickard Rakell C | ANA 32
5 Jeff Carter C | LA 31
22 Nicklas Backstrom C | WAS 22

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Last 7 Games

DATEOppResultGAPTS+/-SOGTOIFPTS
3/23
vs 
W 2-1 0 0 0 -1 2 19:77 -1
3/21
vs 
W 4-2 1 2 3 1 1 18:98 10
3/18
W 5-3 0 4 4 2 2 21:08 10
3/16
vs 
L 2-1 0 0 0 0 4 18:55 0
3/14
vs 
W 4-2 0 3 3 1 2 19:07 7.5
3/12
L 5-2 0 1 1 -1 1 18:00 1.5
3/11
L 4-2 0 0 0 0 3 17:07 0

Upcoming Games

dateOpptime
3/25
vs 
7:00 PM
3/28
8:00 PM
3/29
10:00 PM
3/31
10:00 PM
4/02
6:00 PM
4/04
7:30 PM
4/05
vs 
8:00 PM

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Career Stats

Year GP G A PTS +/- PPG SHOG GWG FOW FOL FPTS
2016 73 22 56 78 16 7 1 5 616 586 217
2015 75 20 50 70 17 3 1 4 659 698 192
2014 82 18 60 78 5 3 3 3 862 747 195
2013 82 18 61 79 -20 6 7 1 714 701 182.5
2012 48 8 40 48 8 3 1 1 432 408 123
2011 42 14 30 44 -4 3 0 4 353 338 110
2010 77 18 47 65 24 4 2 2 690 625 191
2009 82 33 68 101 37 11 4 4 667 669 306.5
2008 82 22 66 88 16 14 1 1 570 601 253.5
2007 82 14 55 69 13 3 1 4 405 468 177
3 Year Avg 80 19 57 76 1 4 4 3 745 715 190.7
Career 725 187 533 720 113 57 21 29 5968 5841

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