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Caps Nicklas Backstrom gets a new contract

Tim Tucker   ·   14 janvier 2020
Nicklas Backstrom will be with the Washington Capitals for the foreseeable future. The 32-year-old, who has never played for any other team in the NHL other than Washington, has signed a five-year extension with the team. It's worth $46 million and carries an average annual value of $9.2 million.



Backstrom is the Caps' all-time franchise leader in assists (668) and one of just two players in franchise history to record at least 900 points with the Capitals (Backstrom: 908; Alex Ovechkin: 1,255), reaching the mark on December 20th, 2019 against the New Jersey Devils. Backstrom is the only active player in the NHL that has recorded at least 50 assists in six consecutive seasons. In 934 NHL games over his career, he has 240 goals and 668 assists. Since his NHL debut on October 5th, 2007 against the Atlanta Thrashers, Backstrom leads the NHL in assists despite ranking 17th in games played during that span. Additionally, Backstrom's 295 power play assists rank first during that span and his 368 power play points rank second only to Ovechkin's 389.

What makes this extension special is that Backstrom negotiated it on his own, without the use of an agent. It does, however, likely mean this will be goaltender Braden Holtby's final season with the team as it's very unlikely that Washington would be able to sign both pending UFAs to new deals and stay under the current salary cap restrictions.

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Backtrom was a fourth overall pick of the Washington Capitals in the 2006 NHL entry draft.

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TOP 20 G A PTS
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NHL LEADERS
POINTS GP PTS
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49 76
LEON DRAISAITL
49 75
NATHAN MACKINNON
48 70
DAVID PASTRNAK
50 70
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47 64
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48 62
PATRICK KANE
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JOHN CARLSON
49 60
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GOALS GP G
DAVID PASTRNAK
50 37
ALEXANDER OVECHKIN
49 34
AUSTON MATTHEWS
49 34
JACK EICHEL
48 28
NATHAN MACKINNON
48 28
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ASSISTS GP A
CONNOR MCDAVID
49 49
LEON DRAISAITL
49 48
JOHN CARLSON
49 47
JONATHAN HUBERDEAU
47 46
BRAD MARCHAND
50 44
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DEFENSEMEN GP PTS
JOHN CARLSON
49 60
ROMAN JOSI
47 48
VICTOR HEDMAN
46 41
DOUGIE HAMILTON
47 40
ALEX PIETRANGELO
49 40
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ROOKIES GP PTS
CALE MAKAR
40 35
VICTOR OLOFSSON
42 35
QUINN HUGHES
48 34
DOMINIK KUBALIK
48 32
NICK SUZUKI
50 27
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WINS GP W
ANDREI VASILEVSKIY
35 24
JORDAN BINNINGTON
35 22
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