player photo

19 Nicklas Backstrom C

Washington Capitals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
94%82%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
22527423019:05

Player Updates

May 1, 2019 01:32 AM
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Skipping Worlds
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backstrom will not participate in the 2019 IIHF World Championship.

Backstrom listed "injury" as the reason for declining the invitation, and though he hinted that he was bothered by some kind of issue during the playoffs, no further update has been provided. The 31-year-old center finished with 74 points in 80 games -- while adding five goals and eight points in seven postseason contests -- during 2018-19 and should be a top fantasy playmaker again in 2019-20.

April 20, 2019 11:20 PM
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Leads Caps with four points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backstrom scored twice on four shots and added two helpers in Saturday's 6-0 win over the Hurricanes in Game 5.

The four-point outing doubled his playoff output to eight points. Backstrom has taken on the finisher role with five goals in as many games in the series. He's added 11 hits and 15 shots on goal. Three of his points have come with a man advantage.

April 13, 2019 09:28 PM
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Adds two more points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backstrom scored a goal on four shots and added a helper in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win against the Hurricanes in Game 2 of their first-round series.

Backstrom has been on fire to open the series, scoring three times across the two games to pace the Capitals' offense. He's more noted as a playmaker, but fantasy owners will certainly appreciate the goals as well. Backstrom had 74 points in 80 contests this season, and he's living up to his first-line center role quite effectively so far in the playoffs.

April 12, 2019 12:32 AM
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Tickles twine twice in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backstrom scored the game's first two goals, as Washington defeated Carolina 4-2 on Thursday in Game 1 of the best-of-seven series.

Backstrom's second goal was of the power-play variety and doubled Washington's lead before Alex Ovechkin stretched it to three prior to the end of the first period. Carolina would get to within one goal, but the Capitals would ultimately hold on for a critical Game 1 victory.

April 9, 2019 01:56 AM
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Back at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backstrom (rest) suited up for Monday's practice, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.

Backstrom was rested for Saturday's game against the Islanders and is expected to play in Game 1 of Washington's series against the Hurricanes. The Swede will likely be an elite postseason fantasy option after producing 74 points in 80 games this campaign.

April 6, 2019 10:32 AM
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Confirmed scratch Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

As expected, Backstrom (rest) won't play Saturday against the Islanders, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

Backstrom will get a break ahead of the Stanley Cup quarterfinals against the Hurricanes. The elite playmaker finishes the regular season with 22 goals and 52 assists -- including 25 power-play points -- over 80 games.

April 6, 2019 10:16 AM
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Could be rested Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backstrom wore a white jersey at morning skate Saturday, which suggests that he could miss the regular-season finale against the Islanders for rest, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

We'll be looking out for official confirmation from the Capitals that Backstrom will be rested in the final regular-season showdown, but it certainly appears that he's trending that way since Khurshudyan notes that top-six, power-play participants at morning skate usually wear red.

March 31, 2019 12:44 AM
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Sixth straight 70-plus point season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backstrom scored two goals and added an assist in Saturday's 6-3 win over Tampa Bay.

Backstrom now has 21 goals and 73 points, and he has recorded at least 20 goals for four straight seasons and at least 70 points for six. Talk about consistency. Backstrom is an automatic play.

March 20, 2019 12:40 PM
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Posts another 50-assist season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backstrom registered an assist while logging 14:37 of ice time during Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Devils.

Backstrom has hit the 50-helper mark in each of the last six seasons and is second only to San Jose's Joe Thornton for the most 50-assist seasons among active players with nine in his 13 seasons as a pro. This is further proof that the 31-year-old center is one of the top playmakers in the game and a must-start every time he takes the ice.

March 13, 2019 07:36 AM
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Stays hot in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backstrom picked up two assists, one on the power play, in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Penguins.

The veteran playmaker has hit the scoresheet in four straight games and seven of the last eight, racking up five goals and 11 points over that stretch, Backstrom is now three points shy of his sixth straight 70-point campaign, but given his current form and the games left on the calendar, his fourth career 80-point season isn't out of the question.

March 6, 2019 10:56 PM
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Another multi-point effort in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backstrom finished a minus-1 but scored a goal and added an assist in Wednesday's 5-3 road victory versus Philadelphia.

The assist came on a power play, giving Backstrom 23 such points in 2018-19. Wednesday saw the Swede finish with two points, something he's now done three times in his past five games. The 31-year-old is up to 16 goals and 63 points in 2018-19.

February 27, 2019 03:00 AM
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Bags two apples
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backstrom recorded two assists -- including one on the power-play -- and a plus-2 rating during Tuesday's 7-2 win over the Senators.

Backstrom has been hot of late with two goals and seven points in his last seven games. The 31-year-old Swede is an elite playmaker and should finish with 50-plus assists for the sixth straight season if he can stay healthy.

February 24, 2019 08:52 PM
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Ends goal drought in OT win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backstrom scored two goals in Sunday's 6-5 overtime win over the Rangers.

The goals were his first since the All-Star break, ending a 12-game drought during which Backstrom had managed only five assists. The 31-year-old now has 15 goals and 58 points through 62 games, keeping him on pace for his sixth straight 70-point campaign.

February 15, 2019 09:56 AM
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Bags two apples Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backstrom tallied two assists and a plus-3 rating during Thursday's 5-1 win over the Sharks.

Backstrom snapped a season-long four-game point drought Thursday and is up to 13 goals and 55 points in 57 games. The 31-year-old Swede is not likely to find himself in such a scoring drought very often, so keep starting the talented playmaker regularly.

January 23, 2019 10:40 PM
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Stays hot in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backstrom scored a power-play goal and added an assist at even strength in Wednesday's 6-3 loss to the Maple Leafs.

While the Caps have now lost seven straight, Backstrom's actually been on a bit of a roll, scoring two goals and six points in his last five games. The 31-year-old is now one power-play point shy of 20 for the sixth consecutive season, and he's on a point-a-game pace with 51 points (13 goals, 38 helpers) through 49 contests heading into the All-Star break.

January 16, 2019 11:52 AM
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Lights lamp Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backstrom tallied a power-play goal, a minus-3 rating and six shots during Tuesday's 7-2 loss to the Predators.

It was a night to forget for the Capitals, but Backstrom has been shooting the puck with more success in the last four games, with two goals and 15 shots during that span. If the 31-year-old has a weakness, it's that he doesn't generate enough shots to keep defenders honest. Fantasy owners shouldn't expect a breakout goal-scoring performance by the Swedish center, but his overall offense could tick up if he can become more of a dual threat, thereby opening up better passing lanes for his exceptional playmaking skills.

January 11, 2019 12:52 AM
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Pots goal Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backstrom, returning from an illness that caused him to miss Tuesday's contest, tallied a goal and a plus-2 rating while losing 11 of 14 faceoffs taken during Thursday's 4-2 win over the Bruins.

Backstrom's 11th goal of the season is his first marker since Dec. 4 and gives him 45 points in 41 games rounding into the second half of the 2018-19 season. The 31-year-old Swede is one of the great playmakers in the NHL, so keep him fixed in your lineups.

January 9, 2019 11:16 PM
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Expected to return Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backstrom (illness) expects to be in the lineup Thursday against the Bruins, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

Backstrom missed Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Flyers but is trending toward being ready for a Thursday showdown with the Bruins. Check back for final confirmation but all signs point to an imminent return for the 29-year-old Swede.

January 9, 2019 10:40 PM
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: On the ice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backstrom (illness) was on the ice for Wednesday's optional practice, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

Backstrom's presence is a good indication that he's feeling better and that the illness that kept him out of the lineup for Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Flyers is finishing its course. Check back for updates, but there's a good chance the 31-year-old Swede will be ready to go Thursday against the Bruins.

January 9, 2019 01:00 AM
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Can't shake off illness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backstrom (illness) wasn't present for warmups and won't play in Tuesday's game versus the Flyers, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

Backstrom will miss his first game of the season, vaulting Lars Eller into the second-line center position flanked by T.J. Oshie and Jakub Vrana. Backstrom has been a stud this year with 44 points in 41 games, 16 of which have come with the man advantage.

Last 7 Games
04/11CAR202018:13
04/13CAR112221:56
04/15CAR000-117:41
04/18CAR000-120:19
04/20CAR224116:43
04/22CAR000-318:31
04/24CAR000-233:19
Two Week Schedule
AUGUST
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
Fantasy Points by Week
5

2

5

-1

2

2

3

2

9

1

5

1

1

0
1

1

4

0
0
1

1

3

4

1

1

3

0

12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728
 
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
2018-19Washington8022527427050700739
89523164287312072238074397311
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
2018-19Washington16913.01596:131759295:5473:54300015
190212.117648:14200873131:46838:3844802211
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
2018-19Washington7538-420108879
12336701068907011501117
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
2018-19Washington1827.8146:4218331:063:554002
27113.32593:203163437:23127:17580123
 

Player Info

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

NHL Experience: