Nicklas Bäckström

Nicklas Bäckström is a Swedish professional ice hockey centre and alternate captain for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League. Bäckström was selected fourth overall by the Capitals at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. Bäckström is renowned for his elite playmaking abilities, earning him a reputation as one of the league's most skilled passers. Since 2013–14, Bäckström began a streak of six-consecutive 50-assist seasons, one of only 26 players to ever accomplish the feat. He has since gone on to become Washington's all-time franchise leader in assists, and is second in all-time franchise points behind Alexander Ovechkin. Bäckström won the Stanley Cup with the Capitals in 2018 over the Vegas Golden Knights.

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Shorthanded Caps suffocated by Rangers in loss

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Nicklas Bacstrom out with upper body injury

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Caps can't beat the post, Malenstyn impresses and the defense struggles

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Capitals keep on collecting points, hold off Flyers in shootout

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Capitals’ Garnet Hathaway suspended three games for spitting

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Jaroslav Halak shines, but Bruins fall in another shootout - The Boston Globe

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Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Generates power-play helper

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NHL roundup: Blues win 7th straight, again in OT

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Boston Bruins vs. Washington Capitals - NHL Game Recap - February 1, 2017

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Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Still putting up points

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Nicklas Backstrom, Caps out front again

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Women's Fanatics Branded Nicklas Backstrom Red Home Breakaway Player Jersey

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