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Nicklas Backstrom

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Position: C ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 6-1 (185 cm)
Weight: 208 lbs. (94 kg)

Born: November 23, 1987 in Gavle, Sweden
Draft: Washington, 1st round (4th overall), 2006 NHL Entry
Current salary: $6,500,000
Current cap hit: $6,700,000

Other SR Links: Olympics at Sports-Reference.com, Olympics at Hockey-Reference.com



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NHL Regular Season

Scoring Goals Assists Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV Awards
2007-08 20 WSH NHL 82 14 55 69 13 24 11 3 0 4 33 22 0 153 9.2 278 1557 18:00 405 469 46.3 34 34 72 50 Byng-72,Calder-2,Selke-65
2008-09 21 WSH NHL 82 22 66 88 16 46 8 14 0 1 38 28 0 174 12.6 312 1635 19:57 570 601 48.7 52 46 77 62 AS-9,Byng-28,Selke-28
2009-10 22 WSH NHL 82 33 68 101 37 50 22 11 0 4 42 26 0 222 14.9 362 1677 20:27 657 660 49.9 90 61 53 51 AS-4,Byng-54,Hart-9,Selke-10
2010-11 23 WSH NHL 77 18 47 65 24 40 13 4 1 2 29 18 0 202 8.9 349 1586 20:36 679 619 52.3 68 62 73 42
2011-12 24 WSH NHL 42 14 30 44 -4 24 11 3 0 4 14 16 0 95 14.7 161 805 19:10 353 338 51.1 31 25 28 18
2012-13 25 WSH NHL 48 8 40 48 8 20 5 3 0 1 25 15 0 82 9.8 156 955 19:54 432 408 51.4 31 35 33 26 Byng-27,Selke-23
2013-14 26 WSH NHL 82 18 61 79 -20 54 11 6 1 1 23 38 0 196 9.2 336 1624 19:48 714 701 50.5 89 54 54 24
2014-15 27 WSH NHL 82 18 60 78 5 40 15 3 0 3 30 30 0 153 11.8 283 1683 20:32 862 747 53.6 91 52 55 35 AS-6,Byng-32,Selke-11
Career NHL 577 145 427 572 79 298 96 47 2 20 234 193 0 1277 11.4 2237 11523 19:58 4672 4543 50.7 486 369 445 308

NHL Possession Metrics

Corsi (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2007-08 20 Washington Capitals NHL 82 1186.1 1319 912 59.1 5.7 989 692 58.8 5.1 10.0 90.0 100.0 59.9 40.1
2008-09 21 Washington Capitals NHL 82 1224.6 1474 1132 56.6 2.4 1050 846 55.4 0.4 9.9 91.8 101.7 60.0 40.0
2009-10 22 Washington Capitals NHL 82 1249.6 1455 1137 56.1 3.4 1038 854 54.9 3.8 12.1 91.5 103.6 57.5 42.5
2010-11 23 Washington Capitals NHL 77 1171.4 1339 1110 54.7 3.3 956 798 54.5 3.7 8.9 93.3 102.2 50.8 49.2
2011-12 24 Washington Capitals NHL 42 612.1 603 569 51.5 2.8 458 425 51.9 3.2 9.7 90.0 99.8 52.7 47.3
2012-13 25 Washington Capitals NHL 48 694.3 683 640 51.6 3.6 486 476 50.5 2.4 10.6 92.7 103.2 50.3 49.7
2013-14 26 Washington Capitals NHL 82 1213.4 1192 1212 49.6 2.3 867 923 48.4 1.2 7.8 90.7 98.6 56.3 43.7
2014-15 27 Washington Capitals NHL 82 1301.2 1417 1235 53.4 3.2 1044 890 54.0 3.8 8.9 90.8 99.6 55.7 44.3
Career NHL 82 8652.7 9482 7947 54.4 3.5 6888 5904 53.8 3.2 9.7 91.4 101.1 55.7 44.3

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP GC G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
2007-08 20 WSH NHL 82 23 0.17 0.67 0.84 0.27 0.29 1.87 15 59 74 24 115 46 57 1 13 4.7 2.1 6.8 Byng-72,Calder-2,Selke-65
2008-09 21 WSH NHL 82 30 0.27 0.80 1.07 0.37 0.56 2.12 23 67 90 31 138 65 61 4 16 7.0 2.2 9.2 AS-9,Byng-28,Selke-28
2009-10 22 WSH NHL 82 37 0.40 0.83 1.23 0.45 0.61 2.71 36 71 107 39 150 58 64 9 37 10.0 2.2 12.2 AS-4,Byng-54,Hart-9,Selke-10
2010-11 23 WSH NHL 77 23 0.23 0.61 0.84 0.29 0.52 2.62 20 50 70 25 93 29 50 10 24 4.7 2.9 7.5
2011-12 24 WSH NHL 42 16 0.33 0.71 1.05 0.38 0.57 2.26 16 33 49 18 54 24 38 4 -4 4.4 0.7 5.1
2012-13 25 WSH NHL 48 15 0.17 0.83 1.00 0.31 0.42 1.71 15 75 90 29 70 33 44 15 8 3.5 1.2 4.8 Byng-27,Selke-23
2013-14 26 WSH NHL 82 26 0.22 0.74 0.96 0.31 0.66 2.39 20 67 87 29 105 54 81 10 -20 6.2 1.0 7.2
2014-15 27 WSH NHL 82 26 0.22 0.73 0.95 0.31 0.49 1.87 20 66 86 29 105 43 68 10 5 6.1 2.0 8.1 AS-6,Byng-32,Selke-11
Career NHL 577 193 0.25 0.74 0.99 0.34 0.52 2.21 165 488 653 223 830 352 463 63 79 46.5 14.3 60.8

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV
2007-08 20 WSH NHL 7 4 2 6 3 2 1 3 0 0 19 21.1 29 143 20:26 43 43 50.0 5 5 2 7
2008-09 21 WSH NHL 14 3 12 15 3 8 1 2 0 0 33 9.1 59 303 21:40 106 110 49.1 16 9 10 12
2009-10 22 WSH NHL 7 5 4 9 7 4 5 0 0 1 27 18.5 38 147 21:03 63 72 46.7 7 6 3 1
2010-11 23 WSH NHL 9 0 2 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 25 0.0 44 210 23:19 75 88 46.0 9 9 6 6
2011-12 24 WSH NHL 13 2 6 8 2 18 2 0 0 1 25 8.0 45 280 21:31 116 117 49.8 20 16 19 6
2012-13 25 WSH NHL 7 1 2 3 -2 0 1 0 0 0 14 7.1 31 138 19:47 66 55 54.5 7 3 2 5
2014-15 27 WSH NHL 14 3 5 8 -3 2 2 1 0 1 24 12.5 52 302 21:36 182 129 58.5 25 17 16 10
Career NHL 71 18 33 51 10 38 12 6 0 3 167 10.8 298 1524 21:28 651 614 51.5 89 65 58 47

NHL Playoff Overtime Goals

Date Location Team Final Score Opponent OTs OT Time Elapsed
2010-04-17 WSH WSH 6-5 MTL 1 0:31
2012-04-14 BOS WSH 2-1 BOS 2 22:56
2015-04-21 NYI WSH 2-1 NYI 1 11:09

NHL Playoffs Possession Metrics

Corsi (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2007-08 20 Washington Capitals NHL 7 107.8 122 98 55.5 6.3 82 78 51.3 0.4 8.2 96.4 104.6 71.7 28.3
2008-09 21 Washington Capitals NHL 14 220.7 247 193 56.1 6.7 176 149 54.2 5.9 11.1 90.9 102.0 59.3 40.7
2009-10 22 Washington Capitals NHL 7 107.1 155 101 60.5 0.8 104 70 59.8 3.1 14.8 87.5 102.3 56.3 43.8
2010-11 23 Washington Capitals NHL 9 152.2 220 138 61.5 11.1 158 94 62.7 10.3 6.7 90.0 96.7 48.4 51.6
2011-12 24 Washington Capitals NHL 13 221.5 208 206 50.2 5.1 148 142 51.0 3.6 7.2 94.3 101.5 53.3 46.7
2012-13 25 Washington Capitals NHL 7 100.6 146 102 58.9 5.3 100 70 58.8 9.3 2.9 91.1 94.1 64.3 35.7
2014-15 27 Washington Capitals NHL 14 244.4 292 253 53.6 4.4 202 177 53.3 3.9 6.8 88.4 95.2 51.4 48.6
Career NHL 7 1154.3 1390 1091 56.0 5.5 970 780 55.4 5.2 8.3 91.2 99.5 55.9 44.1

Other Regular Season

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
2001-02 14 Brynas IF Gavle U18 Swe-U18 2 0 0 0 0
2003-04 16 Brynas IF Gavle U18 Swe-U18 6 9 5 14 4
2003-04 16 Brynas IF Gavle Jr. Swe-Jr. 21 2 6 8 2
2004-05 17 Brynas IF Gavle Jr. Swe-Jr. 29 17 17 34 24
2004-05 17 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 19 0 0 0 -5 2 0 0 0 0
2005-06 18 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 46 10 16 26 -1 30 3 4 3 3
2005-06 18 Sweden WC-A 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006-07 19 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 45 12 28 40 -1 46 5 7 0 1
2006-07 19 Sweden WJC-A 7 0 7 7 20
2006-07 19 Sweden WC-A 9 1 5 6 4
2007-08 20 Sweden WC-A 9 3 4 7 1 4 3 0 0 0
2009-10 22 Sweden Olympics 4 1 5 6 3 0 1 0 0 0
2011-12 24 Sweden WC-A 2 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
2012-13 25 Dynamo Moscow KHL 19 10 15 25 10
Career 1 Season KHL 19 10 15 25 10
Career 1 Season Olympics 4 1 5 6 3 0 1 0 0 0
Career 2 Seasons Swe-Jr. 50 19 23 42 26
Career 2 Seasons Swe-U18 8 9 5 14 4
Career 3 Seasons Sweden 110 22 44 66 -7 78 8 11 3 4
Career 4 Seasons WC-A 24 4 10 14 2 10 3 0 0 0
Career 1 Season WJC-A 7 0 7 7 20

Other Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
2003-04 16 Brynas IF Gavle U18 Swe-U18 3 0 3 3 0
2003-04 16 Brynas IF Gavle Jr. Swe-Jr. 5 0 0 0 4
2005-06 18 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 4 1 0 1 -2 2 1 0 0 0
2005-06 18 Brynas IF Gavle Jr. Swe-Jr. 1 0 0 0 2
2006-07 19 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 7 3 3 6 0 6 2 1 0 1
Career 2 Seasons Swe-Jr. 6 0 0 0 6
Career 1 Season Swe-U18 3 0 3 3 0
Career 2 Seasons Sweden 11 4 3 7 -2 8 3 1 0 1
Rk Year Tm G A +/- PIM S SHFT
1 2010 SWE 1 5 3 0 10 11
2 2014 SWE 0 4 3 0 7 10
Car 1 9 6 0 17 21

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2014-15)
Thru 8 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Nicklas Backstrom 12.2 9.2 8.1 7.5 7.2 6.8 5.1 4.8
Thomas Vanek 95.4 11.6 8.7 7.8 7.0 4.7
Harry Oliver 94.4 9.6 6.2 5.5 5.0 3.2
Ryan Getzlaf 91.7 10.5 9.2 7.2 7.0 4.2
Aurele Joliat 90.5 9.8 5.8 5.3 4.5 3.0
Anze Kopitar 90.3 9.5 9.2 8.3 6.9 5.0
Sergei Fedorov 90.2 13.8 7.8 7.7 6.8 5.3
Glenn Anderson 90.2 9.5 8.8 8.0 6.6 4.3
Jaromir Jagr 89.9 9.1 8.3 8.1 6.1 4.0
Mats Sundin 89.9 10.5 7.7 6.0 5.2 3.8
Bill Barber 89.7 12.3 7.5 7.2 5.9 4.6
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Nicklas Backstrom 12.2 9.2 8.1 7.5 7.2 6.8 5.1 4.8
George Hay 88.8 9.8 6.4 5.1 4.6 2.1 0.1
Patrick Kane 88.5 10.3 8.8 8.6 8.6 7.6 7.2 6.9 6.9
Joe Malone 85.2 7.3 5.3 4.8 3.9 1.1 -0.4 -0.6
Jeff Carter 84.1 11.7 9.5 8.0 8.0 7.0 6.6 5.2 4.9 4.0 2.6
Jonathan Toews 83.9 9.8 9.4 8.7 8.2 8.0 7.9 7.6 6.8
Jonathan Cheechoo 83.4 12.7 9.2 6.3 5.4 2.5 1.3 0.3
Jimmy Herbert 82.5 9.0 5.6 5.0 4.5 4.2 -0.3
Mike Richards 82.5 9.4 9.2 7.3 7.2 5.2 3.5 3.3 2.3 2.0 0.8
Phil Kessel 82.4 10.3 9.9 8.8 6.9 6.3 6.2 5.9 3.6 2.0
Carson Cooper 80.8 10.2 9.4 4.9 4.6 4.4 3.5 1.1 0.1

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

October 18, 2012: Signed as a free agent by Dynamo Moscow (KHL), October 18, 2012.

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