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19 Nicklas Backstrom C

Washington Capitals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
99%81%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
1894020:00
Latest News
  • Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Dishes out pair of helpers

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (10/18/18) Backstrom recorded two assists, a power-play point and four shots during Wednesday's 4-3 overtime win against the Rangers.

    Backstrom has been his usual stellar self in terms of helpers with eight assists in six games, but he's starting to shoot the puck more on the man advantage. The 30-year-old Swede is one of the most dependable playmakers in the league and should be played accordingly.

    Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Piles on assists in rout

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (10/4/18) Backstrom recorded three assists -- including two on the power play -- Wednesday, contributing heavily in a 7-0 home win over the Bruins.

    One of the best on-ice distributors the league has ever seen, Backstrom is on pace for 246 helpers this season. We all know that's unsustainable, but it's nonetheless a fun fact, and fantasy owners should know that the Swede has still accumulated a whopping 163 apples over the last three seasons.

    Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Pots goal Friday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (9/22/18) Backstrom recorded a goal and a minus-1 rating during Friday's 5-1 loss to the Hurricanes.

    Backstrom centered Jakub Vrana and T.J. Oshie on what is likely to be Washington's second line to start 2018-19. The 30-year-old Swede is as heady a playmaker as there is in the NHL, but his even-strength numbers may take a hit if he is separated from Alex Ovechkin for long stretches. However, he gets enough power-play production to warrant drafting fairly early in all formats.

    Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Back on the ice

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (9/4/18) Backstrom (finger) took part in an informal skate with teammates Tuesday, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.

    Backstrom appears fully recovered from a broken finger that sidelined him during the middle of Washington's Stanley Cup run. The 30-year-old Swede should be an early round selection in all fantasy formats.

    Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Won't require surgery

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (6/13/18) Backstrom will not need surgery to repair two fractures in his finger, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

    Backstrom missed four outings due to injury, but was able to help the Caps close out the last nine games of the season and lift Lord Stanley's Cup, as he tallied 10 points in those final contests. Considering the center won't need surgery, it seems unlikely his finger issue will linger into the 2018-19 campaign.

 
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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
2018-19Washington6189410105951
82121059880812266234067986623
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
2018-19Washington119.1121:1313826:116:390000
174412.016173:14184662862:03771:2341802196
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:
30
Hometown:
Gavle, Sweden
Team:
Washington Capitals
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