NICKLAS

BACKSTROM#19

CENTRE
Born: Gavle, Sweden
GP
82
G
18
A
60
+/-
5
HEIGHT
6'1"
WEIGHT
208 lbs
AGE
27
SHOOTS
LEFT
DRAFTED
2006: R1 - 4th
NHL SEASONS
8
Status: OUT
Injury: Hip
1d | RotoWire

News

Backstrom (hip) skated during informal workouts Thursday morning, but is "not in a rush" to return to action, Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports.

Impact

Backstrom began skating in August following hip surgery during the offseason, and while he hasn't experienced any setbacks, he doesn't appear to have a specific target date in mind for his return. "I'm not going to be back to 100 percent before I start playing," the 27-year-old pivot remarked, "I'm not going to play on 90 percent. We'll see how it goes. We don't know yet." The uncertainty surrounding Backstrom's return has lowered his standing somewhat in fantasy rankings. While the situation should be monitored closely, Backstrom should provide some serious value if he can get up to speed quickly on the top line with Alex Ovechkin and newcomer T.J. Oshie, as he has been one of the more productive playmakers and power-play performers over the last several seasons. Don't sleep on him too long in your draft if he continues to progress according to plan.


Date Opp Result G A PTS +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG S% TOI
05/13 at NYR L 1-2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 23
05/10 vs NYR L 3-4 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 23
05/8 at NYR L 1-2 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 25
05/6 vs NYR W 2-1 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 19
05/4 vs NYR W 1-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 20
Totals: 0 1 1 -2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 110
Season Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM PTS/G PPG SHG GWG SOG S%
2007-08 WSH 82 14 55 69 13 24 0.84 3 0 4 153 9.2
2008-09 WSH 82 22 66 88 16 46 1.07 14 0 1 174 12.6
2009-10 WSH 82 33 68 101 37 50 1.23 11 0 4 222 14.9
2010-11 WSH 77 18 47 65 24 40 0.84 4 1 2 202 8.9
2011-12 WSH 42 14 30 44 -4 24 1.05 3 0 4 95 14.7
2012-13 WSH 48 8 40 48 8 20 1.00 3 0 1 82 9.8
2013-14 WSH 82 18 61 79 -20 54 0.96 6 1 1 196 9.2
2014-15 WSH 82 18 60 78 5 40 0.95 3 0 3 153 11.8
Totals: 577 145 427 572 79 298 1.0 47 2 20 1277 11.4
Season Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM PTS/G PPG SHG GWG SOG S%
2007-08 WSH 7 4 2 6 3 2 0.86 3 0 0 19 21.1
2008-09 WSH 14 3 12 15 3 8 1.07 2 0 0 33 9.1
2009-10 WSH 7 5 4 9 7 4 1.29 0 0 1 27 18.5
2010-11 WSH 9 0 2 2 0 4 0.22 0 0 0 25 0.0
2011-12 WSH 13 2 6 8 2 18 0.62 0 0 1 25 8.0
2012-13 WSH 7 1 2 3 -2 0 0.43 0 0 0 14 7.1
2014-15 WSH 14 3 5 8 -3 2 0.57 1 0 1 24 12.5
Totals: 71 18 33 51 10 38 0.72 6 0 3 167 10.8