June 19, 2018

CAPS: Happy Birthday, Nicklas Backstrom


Washington Capitals Center Nicklas Backstrom was born on 11/23/1987 in Gavle, Sweden.

Nicky joined Ovi in Russia playing for Dynamo. Our friends over at Russian Machine Never Breaks feature several photos and stories about Backstrom’s play in Russia (who recently changed his number from 99 to 69).

Follow Nicklas Backstrom on Twitter (@Backstrom19) and be sure to wish #19 a Happy 25th Birthday.

Nicklas Backstrom – Captials practice at Kettler, September 14, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)


About Cheryl Nichols

Cheryl Nichols is a Columnist and Photographer for District Sports Page. She is credentialed to cover the Washington Capitals and has reported on the community service and fan events since 2006. Cheryl has been published in The Washington Post and many other local media. She was a credentialed photographer for the 2010 season covering the Washington Nationals. You can follow her on Twitter @cnichols14.


  1. Gwen Givens says:

    Happy Birthday, you are my favorite player, I miss seeing the Cap’s playing some hockey ,hope you had a great 25th birthday your Awsome!

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