Nicklas Backstrom

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Birthday
23, 1987
Birthplace
Gavle, Sweden
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
23, 1987 (age 31)
Birthplace
Gavle, Sweden

About

Swedish center who joined the Washington Capitals in 2007 and became a regular line-mate of star winger Alexander Ovechkin. He helped the Capitals win a Stanley Cup title in 2018. 

Before Fame

He began his professional career with Sweden's Brynas IF in 2002.

Trivia

Selected 4th overall by the Capitals in 2006, he was named to the NHL's All-Rookie Team after the 2007-08 season and was a finalist for the league's Rookie of the Year award.

Family Life

His father Anders played hockey professionally in Sweden and his mother Catrin played handball professionally in Sweden and in her native country Finland.

Associated With

Playing alongside superstar Alexander Ovechkin, he became one of Washington's top point scorers on a yearly basis. In the 2009-10 season he dished out 68 assists and tallied 101 points.