Nicklas Backstrom

#19 C / Washington Capitals / EXP: YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 210 lb Age: 31 College: None

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  • Backstrom had four assists in a 6-2 win over Detroit on Tuesday. It was business as usual for the Swedish center, who now has 28 helpers to go along with 10 goals this season. For years, Backstrom, along with Alex Ovechkin, has torched the league and this year has been no different, with Backstrom assisting on each of Ovi's three markers Tuesday night. Next up for Washington is an away game in Carolina on Friday. The two teams have yet to face one another, but odds are Backstrom will find the scoresheet. Facing the Hurricanes 53 times over his career, the 31-year-old has posted 56 points, including 42 assists.

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  • Backstrom scored three goals and added an assist in Friday's 6-3 win over the Devils. His power-play goal midway through the third period proved to be the game-winner, but Backstrom didn't complete his second career hat trick until Alex Ovechkin set him up for an empty-netter with 23 seconds left in the game. Backstrom posted seven goals and 19 points in 15 games over the last month, recording more multi-point efforts (four) than nights he was held off the scoresheet (three).

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  • Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Tallies game-winner
    By RotoWire Staff

    Backstrom scored the game-winning overtime goal and added an assist in a 3-2 victory against the Avalanche on Friday. The veteran center is playing well lately, but this was his first multi-point game since Nov. 3. Since that date, though, he's been rather consistent with three goals and nine points in eight games. As usual, Backstrom has far more assists than goals, but that's to be expected, and owners have to love -- whether it continues or not -- that currently, he's on pace to set a new career high in helpers.

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  • Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Notches helper Monday
    By RotoWire Staff

    Backstrom tallied an assist and two shots in 20:13 of ice time during Monday's 4-2 win over the Oilers. Backstrom has points in consecutive games following a three-game point drought, bringing him to three goals and 16 points in 13 games. The 30-year-old Swede would likely benefit from more even-strength playing time with Alex Ovechkin, but his production hasn't exactly declined despite playing predominantly with T.J. Oshie on the second line, so keep him in your lineup regularly.

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  • Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Snaps three-game slump
    By RotoWire Staff

    Backstrom had a goal and an assist in a 4-3 overtime loss to Dallas on Saturday night. The assist came on the power play. He'd gone three games without points, so it was nice to see him break the slump. Backstrom has 15 points (three goals, 12 assists) in 12 games so far. And nine of the points have come with the man advantage. Backstrom is one of the most underrated forwards in the NHL. He needs to be active in every format.

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1 Brayden Point C | TB 21
2 Joe Pavelski C | SJ 20
2 Sean Monahan C | CGY 20
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5 John Tavares C | TOR 19
25 Nicklas Backstrom C | WAS 10

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Last 7 Games

DATEOppResultGAPTS+/-SOGTOIFPTS
12/11
vs 
W 6-2 0 4 4 3 2 18:65 11
12/08
W 4-0 0 0 0 1 1 18:42 1
12/06
W 4-2 0 1 1 2 0 18:02 4
12/04
L 5-3 0 0 0 -2 1 23:53 -2
12/02
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L 6-5 1 0 1 0 4 22:68 3
11/30
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W 6-3 3 1 4 4 5 21:80 17
11/26
W 4-1 0 3 3 1 0 19:00 7

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12/27
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Career Stats

Year GP G A PTS +/- PPG SHOG GWG FOW FOL FPTS
2018 30 10 28 38 15 4 1 3 285 284 111.5
2017 81 21 50 71 5 7 0 4 702 669 193.5
2016 82 23 63 86 17 8 1 5 685 648 237.5
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 79 21 54 76 13 6 1 4 682 672 206
Career 845 219 618 837 133 69 22 36 7024 6856

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