Nicklas Backstrom

Nicklas Backstrom is unlikely to play again this season, Capitals GM Brian MacLellan says

By: Canadian Press

Washington is counting on 22-year-old Connor McMichael to shift to center in Backstrom's absence and for others to step up.

November 6, 2023

Capitals' Backstrom undergoes hip resurfacing surgery

By: Canadian Press

No timeline was given on his return other than the team saying Backstrom will begin a “lengthy” rehabilitation and recovery process immediately.

June 18, 2022

Capitals sign Nicklas Backstrom for 5-year, $46M deal

By: Canadian Press

The Capitals have signed Nicklas Backstrom for the long term, agreeing to a $46 million, five-year contract extension on Tuesday.

January 14, 2020

Player Q&A | Nicklas Backstrom

By: NHLPA Staff

They handed him No. 19, and he never looked back on his way to over 900 NHL games with the Washington Capitals.

January 8, 2020

Playoff Performer of the Night | Nicklas Backstrom

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Nicklas Backstrom surpassed the 20-point mark with a trio of assists in his seventh multi-point game of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs as the Washington Capitals pulled off a 6-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights to move within one victory of hoisting hockey’s most coveted prize.

June 5, 2018

Former 60-goal scorer, Dennis Maruk, sees a bit of himself in current Caps

By: Chris Lomon

Dennis Maruk won’t be painting his face to feature the Washington Capitals logo, but the franchise’s first 60-goal scorer will be wearing his heart on his sleeve for the Stanley Cup Final.

May 29, 2018

Visa Presents: Player Q&A with Nicklas Backstrom

By: NHLPA Staff

Based on Nicklas Backstrom's number one pet peeve, we get the impression he is a pretty laid back guy! More on the alternate captain for the Washington Capitals in this week's Player Q&A.

May 2, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Nicklas Backstrom

By: Nadia Vocaturo

When stakes are high Nicklas Backstrom just has a habit of coming in clutch, and his three-point Saturday night that included the series-swaying, game-winning goal was no different.

April 22, 2018

Swedish NHLers confirm or debunk stereotypes about Sweden

By: NHLPA Staff

From Swedish meatballs and IKEA furniture to beloved Muppets character, the Swedish Chef, Swedish NHL'ers confirm or debunk what many North Americans consider to be staples in Sweden.

November 10, 2017

Backstrom, WADA, IOC & IIHF: Appeal Proceedings before CAS Conclude Today

By: NHLPA Staff

The following is a Joint Statement issued by Nicklas Backstrom, WADA, IOC and the IIHF

January 15, 2015

A Sochi Silver Lining

By: NHLPA Staff

After a six-month wait, Nicklas Backstrom finally received his silver medal from the Sochi Olympics on Thursday.

August 28, 2014


By: NHLPA Staff

The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) released the following statements from Executive Director Don Fehr and Team Sweden forward Nicklas Backstrom regarding today’s decision by the IOC

March 14, 2014

Week 16 - Hot Heading Into the Break

By: NHLPA Staff

With the Olympics looming, some of the usual suspects put together memorable weeks

February 11, 2010