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19 Nicklas Backstrom C

Washington Capitals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
99%85%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
13425562020:01
Latest News
  • Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Bags two apples Thursday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (9:55 am ET) 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.

    Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Stays hot in loss

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (1/23/19) 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.

    Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Lights lamp Tuesday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (1/16/19) 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.

    Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Pots goal Thursday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (1/10/19) 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.

    Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Expected to return Thursday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (1/9/19) 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.

 
Last 7 Games
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02/05VAN011-119:01
02/07COL000-224:12
02/09FLA000-221:49
02/11LA000019:52
02/12CLB000-119:13
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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
2018-19Washington5713425566040523536
87222263285412471237072627108
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
2018-19Washington12010.81152:071263216:3056:19200010
185312.017204:08195913052:22821:0343802206
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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