June 26, 2008

Information about Nicklas Bäckström

Personal facts

About him

  • Hockey player
  • Born November 23, 1987
  • Gävle, Sweden
  • 1.84 m (6 feet)
  • 85 kg (187 pounds)

Family

  • Parents: Catrin and Anders Bäckström
  • Sibling: one brother

Accomplishments

Ice Hockey World Championships (IIHF)

  • Gold medal with Team Sweden in Riga, Latvia: 2006.
  • Participated in three championships: 2006 to 2008.

Hockey facts

Position

  • Center

Team

  • Washington Capitals

Other facts

  • Capitals’ 1st choice (4th overall) in 2006.
  • Captain of the Swedish national team during the 2008 World Hockey Championship.
  • Nominated as best rookie of the 2007-08 season (Calder trophy).