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Washington Capitals Eastern Conference Metropolitan Division
 
Nicklas Backstrom • #19 • C
Status:Hip surgery, injured reserve
Ht/Wt:6'1", 206 lbs.
Born:Nov 23, 1987 (35 yrs) in Gavle, SWE
Experience:14 years
Drafted:Drafted by Washington in 2006 (1/4).
Shoots:L
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Scouting Report
Is still one of the NHL's best passers as he enters his mid-30s, though injuries have taken a toll. Has outstanding patience and hockey sense, and is among the best in NHL history at putting teammates in prime position to score. He also owns an underrated shot that he needs to use more often. Continues to be defensively responsible as well as a weapon in shootouts.
Long Range Potential: Excellent veteran playmaker (when healthy).
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NHL Stanley Cup 2017-18 (Washington)
NHL All-Rookie Team 2007-08
NHL Played in the NHL YoungStars Game 2007-08
NHL Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game 2015-16, 2008-09
Elitserien (Sweden) Rookie of the Year 2005-06
Olympic Olympic Silver Medal 2014 (Sweden)
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