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19 Nicklas Backstrom C

Washington Capitals

Fantasy Stats
ROST%START%
97%77%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
15385301418:36

Player Updates

May 11, 2021 11:32 PM
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Gets regular shift in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backstrom (lower body) had one shot on goal and one hit in Tuesday's 2-1 win over Boston.

Backstrom, who sat out Saturday's clash with Philadelphia, didn't figure in on either Washington goal, but he did log just under 19 minutes of ice time. The 33-year-old led the Capitals in points (53) and assists (38) during the regular season but will enter the playoffs with just one goal in his last 12 contests.

May 11, 2021 11:44 AM
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backstrom (lower body) will return to the lineup for Tuesday's game versus Boston, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

Backstrom missed Saturday's win over Philadelphia due to a lower-body issue, but he'll rejoin the lineup for Tuesday's regular-season finale against the Bruins. The 33-year-old pivot has been fantastic this season, having racked up 15 goals and 53 points through 54 contests. He'll be a popular pick in playoff pools.

May 10, 2021 12:24 PM
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Spotted at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backstrom (lower body) was on the ice for Monday's practice, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

Backstrom missed Saturday's 2-1 win over the Flyers and his availability for Tuesday's regular-season finale against the Bruins has yet to be confirmed. The 33-year-old Swede leads all Capitals with 53 points in 54 games this season.

May 9, 2021 10:40 AM
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Late scratch Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backstrom (lower body) will not play Saturday against the Flyers, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

Backstrom is considered day-to-day and no update regarding his availability for Tuesday's regular season finale against the Bruins has been made. The 33-year-old has posted 15 goals and 53 points in 54 games. The shorthanded Capitals will roll with 11 forwards and six defensemen for Saturday's contest.

April 30, 2021 02:04 AM
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Piles up three assists
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backstrom had three assists and two shots in Thursday's 5-4 overtime loss to Pittsburgh. He also won 11 of 18 faceoffs (61.1 percent).

Backstrom set up goals by T.J. Oshie, Dmitry Orlov and Tom Wilson for his best single-game point total since early February. Backstrom has produced just one goal in his last 17 games, but he's still managed to stay productive during that time by dishing out 15 assists.

April 18, 2021 06:37 PM
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Assists on pair of Oshie tallies
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backstrom registered two assists and three shots in Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Bruins.

Backstrom set up back-to-back T.J. Oshie goals, one in the opening period and one in the middle frame, to pull the Capitals even at 2-2. Backstrom has picked up seven points -- six of them assists -- over his last five contests and upped his team-leading total to 47 in 46 games.

April 13, 2021 10:36 PM
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Registers one of each
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backstrom scored a power-play goal and assisted on another in Tuesday's 6-1 win over Philadelphia.

Backstrom gave the Capitals a 3-1 lead late in the second period on a sharp-angle shot with the man advantage. He also provided an assist on Anthony Mantha's first goal with his new club midway through the middle frame. Backstrom has 14 goals and 44 points in 43 contests this season and will skate in his 1,000th NHL game Thursday against Buffalo.

April 11, 2021 10:12 PM
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Sets up pair
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backstrom collected two assists and three shots in Sunday's 8-1 rout over the Bruins. He also had two PIM and two blocks with one hit.

Backstrom set up a pair of T.J. Oshie goals, including one with the man advantage. The 33-year-old Backstrom hasn't gone back-to-back games without a point all season, and he now leads the Capitals with 42 points in 42 games. Backstrom has already topped the 12 goals he scored in 2019-20, but he hasn't lit the lamp in his last nine contests, his longest dry spell of the year.

April 8, 2021 10:48 PM
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Posts power-play assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backstrom recorded a power-play assist and went minus-2 in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Bruins.

Backstrom had the secondary helper on T.J. Oshie's goal at 10:27 of the second period. The 33-year-old Backstrom has gone seven games without scoring, but he's provided five assists in that span. The Swede has maintained a point-per-game pace with 13 goals and 27 helpers in 40 contests. He has picked up 17 of his points on the power play.

April 1, 2021 03:40 AM
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Extends point streak
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backstrom tallied a power-play assist while logging 20:10 of ice time during Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Rangers.

Backstrom has posted a goal and three points during a three-game point streak. The 33-year-old Swede continues to lead all Capitals in points (37) and is potting goals at a career-best rate (shooting percentage of 22.0).

March 16, 2021 09:48 PM
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Nets two more points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backstrom scored a power-play goal on two shots and added an assist in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Islanders.

Backstrom extended Washington's lead to 3-0 just 28 seconds into the third period, tapping in a backdoor feed from Jakub Vrana with the man advantage. He also assisted on Alex Ovechkin's power-play tally in the middle frame. Backstrom has scored in back-to-back games and has registered at least one point in six of his last seven.

March 15, 2021 10:08 PM
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Gets in on offensive eruption
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backstrom tallied a goal on his only shot and was plus-2 in a 6-0 win over the Sabres on Monday.

Backstrom cleaned up a T.J. Oshie rebound on the doorstep to give the Capitals a 2-0 lead less than three minutes into the second period. It was the fifth time in the last six games Backstrom was able to find the scoresheet, but he hadn't lit the lamp since Feb. 28. Despite that brief dry spell, the 33-year-old still tops the Capitals with 11 goals while also pacing the club in points (31) and assists (20).

March 9, 2021 11:12 PM
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Two helpers in OT win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backstrom picked up two assists, one on the power play, in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win over the Devils.

The 33-year-old helped set up each of Washington's first two goals of the evening, extending his current point streak to three games. On the season, Backstrom has racked up 10 goals and 29 points through 25 contests, his best scoring pace in over a decade.

February 28, 2021 06:32 PM
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Pots 10th tally
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backstrom scored a goal on his only shot and was plus-2 in a 3-2 win over the Devils on Sunday.

Backstrom snapped a 1-1 tie early in the second period, executing a perfect give-and-go with Tom Wilson during a 2-on-1 rush. It was the team-leading 10th goal of the season for Backstrom, who also paces Washington in points (25) and assists (15). He's been remarkably consistent all year long for both the Capitals and for fantasy managers, never once going back-to-back games without a point.

February 25, 2021 10:52 PM
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Collects goal, assist in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backstrom scored a goal on five shots and added an assist in Thursday's 5-2 win over Pittsburgh.

Backstrom opened the scoring 11:20 into the game, re-directing a perfect Nick Jensen feed in the slot. He also drew an assist on Lars Eller's empty-net goal that rounded out the scoring in the final frame. The 33-year-old is enjoying another standout campaign offensively, leading the Capitals in points (24), goals (nine) and assists (15). He's also shooting a blistering 22.0 percent, well above his previous career high of 15.5 set in 2015-16.

February 21, 2021 06:32 PM
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Two assists in Sunday's win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backstrom notched two power-play assists in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Devils.

One game after seeing his five-game point streak snapped, the 33-year-old center got right back to work, setting up T.J. Oshie and Alex Ovechkin for tallies with the man advantage. Backstrom is averaging better than a point a game for the first time since 2016-17, piling up eight goals and 22 points through 17 contests to begin the season.

February 19, 2021 03:44 AM
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Point streak at five games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backstrom scored his eighth goal of the season in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Sabres.

It came on the power play. Backstrom is playing like a much younger man -- he's on a five-game scoring streak and has put up points in 13 of 15 games (eight goals, 12 assists). The extra time in the offseason may have been the perfect tonic for the 33-year-old.

February 14, 2021 06:12 PM
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Keeps rolling in road defeat
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backstrom scored a goal on his only shot and had two PIM in a 6-3 loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Backstrom picked Evgeni Malkin's pocket in front of the Pittsburgh net and slipped a backhander through Tristan Jarry to pull the Capitals to within 4-3. The goal extended Backstrom's point streak to three games (two goals, three assists), although his fantasy managers might want to look away from his 2-for-14 performance on faceoffs (12.5 percent). The 33-year-old has been exceptionally consistent in 2020-21, landing on the scoresheet in all but two of his 13 contests, and leads the Caps in points (17), goals (six), assists (11) and power-play points (six).

February 8, 2021 03:40 AM
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Delivers three points in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backstrom scored a goal and two assists in Sunday's 7-4 loss to the Flyers.

The Caps' top line of Backstrom, Alex Ovechkin and Tom Wilson got almost no help from the rest of the roster in this one, as Lars Eller's assist was the only point produced by a Washington player outside of that trio. Backstrom has been one of the few constants in the team's patchwork lineup through the early part of the season, recording five multi-point efforts against only two goose eggs through 12 games en route to six goals and 17 points.

February 5, 2021 11:36 AM
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Bags apple Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Backstrom recorded an assist during Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Rangers.

The helper moves Backstrom into a tie for tenth on the league leaderboard with five goals and 14 points in 11 games. The Swedish playmaker is an automatic start.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultGAPTS+/-TOI
05/23vs BOSL 1-3000-120:25
05/21@ BOSL 1-4011020:11
05/19@ BOSL 2-3 (2 OT)000-124:10
05/17vs BOSL 3-4 (OT)000-120:33
05/15vs BOSW 3-2 (OT)000+119:05
05/11vs BOSW 2-1000018:56
05/07vs PHIL 2-4000-119:12
Fantasy Points By Week
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Career Stats
SeasonteamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWFWFL
2020-21WAS55153853500353378
2019-20WAS61124254-1200516532
2018-19WAS802252742705700739
2017-18WAS812150715704702669
2016-17WAS8223638617805685648
2015-16WAS7520507017304659698
2014-15WAS821860785303862747
2013-14WAS82186179-20611714701
2012-13WAS48840488301432408
2011-12WAS42143044-4304353338
2010-11WAS7718476524412690625
2009-10WAS823368101371104667669
2008-09WAS82226688161401570601
2007-08WAS8214556913304405468
Total10112587229801197923883088221
More Career Stats
SeasonteamGPSOGS%TOI/GSHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2020-21WAS559116.518:351221169.5817.1014007
2019-20WAS611329.119:011282228.8713.7714007
2018-19WAS8016913.019:571759295:5473:54300015
2017-18WAS8116512.719:391811284:5074:06460118
2016-17WAS8216214.218:151842251:0156:56380019
2015-16WAS7512915.519:101743230:2067:17360018
2014-15WAS8215311.820:311996254:0379:03400019
2013-14WAS821969.219:471911301:0679:32540027
2012-13WAS48829.819:531118171:1573:19200010
2011-12WAS429514.719:08950140:1042:15240012
2010-11WAS772028.920:351823255:58111:11400018
2009-10WAS8222214.920:261763297:4088:53500120
2008-09WAS8217412.619:561734317:0571:28460023
2007-08WAS821539.219:001637332:2420:44240012
Total1011212512.119:36225903530:13869:3047602225
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/213
Birthdate:
11/23/1987
Age:
33
Hometown:
Gavle, Sweden
Team:
Washington Capitals
School:

NHL Experience:
13