Nicklas Backstrom

Because Backstrom is active, this post may not be up-to-date during the season.


  • NHL: 2007-present, 9 seasons, all quality
  • 165G, 477A (10th Swede All Time) for 642P, +96 in 652 games; 69.1 PS; 19:53 ATOI
  • In his draft year,[1. 2006] Backstrom[2. Drafted 4th overall] is 5th in Games and Goals, and 1st in Assists in Points
  • Era: Backstrom is 21st in Goals, 19th in GPG, 3rd in Assists and PPG, 1st in APG, 4th in Points, 7th in OPS, 12th in PS and 40th in Games[3. Of the 49 players to play in at least 700 games since 2007]
  • 82-game average: 21G, 60A for 80P, +12
  • 3-year peak (2008-11): 82-game average of 25G, 61A for 86P, +26
  • Possession: 54.1 CF%, 3.4 CF%Rel, 53.6 FF%, 2.9 FF%Rel
  • Playoffs: 20G, 42A for 62P, +13 in 83 games; 21:16 ATOI
  • Adjusted: 188G, 544A for 732P
  • Adjusted 82-game average: 24G, 68A for 92P
  • Never traded.


  • Top 5 in Calder voting (’08)
  • Top 5 Offensive Player[4. By Offensive Point Shares] once (’10)
  • Scored 30 goals once, 20 goals thrice
  • Tallied 60 assists four times, 50 assists six times, 40 assists eight times
  • Scored 100 points once, 80 points twice, 70 points five times, 60 points seven times
  • Led the league in Assists once, Top 5 five times, Top 10 six times
  • Led the league in APG once, Top 5 five times, Top 10 six times
  • Top 5 in Points once, Top 10 four times
  • Top 5 in Plus Minus once
  • 1st Team All Rookie.
  • Non-NHL:
    • SEL Rookie of the Year.

Great Teams

  • Role Player[5. By points] one World Champion (’06 Sweden).


Backstrom has a long way to go before we can consider him.

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