Nicklas Backstrom 19 | Center

Washington Capitals

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Fri. Apr 11, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Backstrom grabbed a goal and an assist in Friday's 4-0 shutout over Chicago, giving him three goals in the last three games. Impact: Backstrom and the Caps have defeated Chicago and St. Louis in the last week after they were eliminated from playoff contention. Backstrom is one point away from hitting 80 for the season and remains one of the league's most consistent playmakers and a tremendous bet for assists and power-play points, as 38 of his 61 assists have come on the man advantage. That minus-20 rating isn't appealing, but Backstrom's numbers are worth the hit.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 9, 2014
News: Backstrom notched his second multi-goal game of the season with two scores in Tuesday's win at St. Louis. Impact: Backstrom has six goals and 18 assists over his last 22 games.(STATS, 5:36pm)
Tue. Apr 8, 2014
News: Backstrom tallied a pair of goals -- one on the power play and both assisted by Alexander Ovechkin -- in Tuesday's win over the Blues. Impact: It's been a disappointing season for Backstrom, by which we mean he's got 77 points, including a crazy 43 on the power play -- but a minus-20 rating and only 17 goals.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 2, 2014
News: Backstrom skated between Mikhail Grabovski and Alex Ovechkin during Wednesday's practice, Sky Kerstein of 106.7 The FAN reports. Impact: Backstrom is back to playing with Ovechkin after spending the last few games anchoring the team's second unit. With Ovechkin in an even-strength scoring drought lasting more than a month, the move should help both players finish the season strong. Backstrom leads the Caps with 73 points in 76 games, but is a minus-21 on the season.(RotoWire, )
Nicklas Backstrom
2013-14 Season
G
18
A
61
PTS
79
+/-
-20
Bio
Ht: 6' 1"  Wt: 208  Age: 26
Born: 11/23/1987, Gavle, Sweden
Shoots: left
Drafted: 2006 - Rd 1
(4th overall by the Capitals)
Injury Status
No Current Injury
Depth Chart
1. Nicklas Backstrom
2. Jay Beagle
3. Evgeny Kuznetsov
4. Marcus Johansson