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Washington Capitals Eastern Conference Metropolitan Division
Nicklas Backstrom • #19 • C
Status:On roster
Ht/Wt:6'1", 213 lbs.
Born:Nov 23, 1987 (31 yrs) in Gavle, SWE
Experience:10 years
Drafted:Drafted by Washington in 2006 (1/4).
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Scouting Report
Assets: Displays outstanding patience with the puck, playmaking acumen and a knack for being in the right place at the right time. Is mature and has great instincts. His shot is underrated and he also boasts excellent defensive ability.
Flaws: Needs to continue getting a little better at fending off defenders when the checking is at its tightest. Also needs to do more in other areas when he's not putting up points consistently. Injuries are a bit of a concern here.
Career Potential: Elite playmaking center.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
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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