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19 Nicklas Backstrom C

Washington Capitals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
99%86%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
103040151020:02
Latest News
  • Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: One assist shy of a handful

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (12/12/18) 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.

    Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Second career hat trick

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (12/1/18) 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).

    Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Tallies game-winner

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (11/17/18) 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.

    Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Notches helper Monday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (11/6/18) 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.

    Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Snaps three-game slump

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (11/4/18) 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.

 
Last 7 Games
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12/04LV000-223:32
12/06ARI011218:01
12/08CLB000118:25
12/11DET044318:39
12/14CAR011-118:35
12/15BUF011122:18
Two Week Schedule
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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2007-08Washington82145569133040405468
2008-09Washington822266881614010570601
2009-10Washington8233681013711040667669
2010-11Washington77184765244120690625
2011-12Washington42143044-43040353338
2012-13Washington488404883010432408
2013-14Washington82186179-206110714701
2014-15Washington8218607853030862747
2015-16Washington75205070173040659698
2016-17Washington82236386178050685648
2017-18Washington8121507157040702669
2018-19Washington32103040154030305299
84721962083913369236070446871
MORE CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2007-08Washington1539.21558:131637332:2420:44240012
2008-09Washington17412.61635:241734317:0571:28460023
2009-10Washington22214.91676:351763297:4088:53500120
2010-11Washington2028.91586:001823255:58111:11400018
2011-12Washington9514.7804:54950140:1042:15240012
2012-13Washington829.8955:141118171:1573:19200010
2013-14Washington1969.21623:461911301:0679:32540027
2014-15Washington15311.81683:281996254:0379:03400019
2015-16Washington12915.51438:381743230:2067:17360018
2016-17Washington16214.21497:191842251:0156:56380019
2017-18Washington16512.71592:301811284:5074:06460118
2018-19Washington6415.6654:47731125:2433:4310005
179712.216706:48190592961:16798:2742802201
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2007-08Washington7426330004343
2008-09Washington143121532000106110
2009-10Washington7549700106372
2010-11Washington9022000007588
2011-12Washington1326820010116117
2012-13Washington7123-200006655
2014-15Washington14358-31010182129
2015-16Washington12291130010109120
2016-17Washington13671301010135148
2017-18Washington2051823-10010167156
11631679812706010621038
MORE POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2007-08Washington1921.1143:0515533:041:022001
2008-09Washington339.1303:1733958:0620:258004
2009-10Washington2718.5147:2116737:363:004002
2010-11Washington250.0209:5026029:1120:444002
2011-12Washington258.0279:4632339:2713:0818014
2012-13Washington147.1138:2716516:1118:120000
2014-15Washington2412.5302:2139231:1418:592001
2015-16Washington248.3240:2630947:323:168003
2016-17Washington2623.1269:3736139:1111:462001
2017-18Washington3613.9412:2850974:4512:506003
25312.32446:382980406:17123:22540121
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/210
Birthdate:
11/23/1987
Age:
31
Hometown:
Gavle, Sweden
Team:
Washington Capitals
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