Nicklas Backstrom Biography

( 1987 - )
March 2, 2019
First published on:July 17, 2018
by John Max

Facts of Nicklas Backstrom

Date of Birth: 1987, November 23
Age: 31 years old
Birth Nation: Sweden
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Birth Name Nicklas Backstrom
Famous Name Nicklas Backstrom
Father Andres
Mother Catrin Backstrom
Nationality Swedish
Birth Place Valbo Sweden
Currently Working For Washington Capitals
Salary $7,500,000
Net Worth $40 million
Weight in KG 97 kg
Affair with Liza Berg
Girlfriend Yes
Children Haley and Vince

Standing 6’1 tall, Nicklas Backstrom is a Swedish Ice Hockey Centre who is an alternate captain for the Washington Capital of the National Hockey League. He was picked 4th overall at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Washington Capitals and became Washington’s all-time franchise leader in assists. 

2006 Junior Hockey Player of the Year, Backstrom helped the Capitals win Prince of Wales Trophy and Stanley Cup in 2018. He currently has the estimated net worth of $40 million.

Nicklas Backstrom's Salary and Net Worth

As of 2019, Backstrom’s net worth is estimated to be $40 million. Nicklas Backstrom has earned tremendous wealth through his career. Presently he is signed to Washington Capital where his salary for the 2018-19 season is reported to be $7.5 million.

The 10-year contract will earn him $67 million in total at the end of 2019-20 season.

His salary throughout the career are listed below:

Season

Team

Salary

2007-08

Washington Capitals

$850,000

2008-09

Washington Capitals                  

$850,000

2009-10

Washington Capitals

$850,000

2010-11

Washington Capitals                

$6,000,000

2011-12

Washington Capitals                 

$6,000,000

2012-13

Washington Capitals                

$6,000,000

2013-14

Washington Capitals             

$6,000,000

2014-15

Washington Capitals             

$6,500,000

2015-16

Washington Capitals             

$6,500,000

2016-17

Washington Capitals                 

$7,000,000

2017-18

Washington Capitals                 

$7,500,000

2018-19

Washington Capitals              

$7,500,000

2019-20

Washington Capitals               

$8,000,000

Backstrom owns a house in Arlington which he bought for $2 million from his teammate Jose Theodore in 2010.

Nicklas Backstrom's Personal Life

Nicklas Backstrom, 31, is not married but is an open relationship with longtime girlfriend Liza Berg.

CAPTION: Nicklas Backstrom and Liza Berg SOURCE: Fabwags.com

Liza has also featured in an episode of the EPIX show 24/7 Road to the NHL Winter Classic.

Nicklas and Liza have two children together. On 8th October 2013, the duo became a proud parent for the first time following the birth of their baby girl named, Haley. 

CAPTION: The pair is blessed with a daughter and a son SOURCE: Fabwags.com

After three years, the pair welcomed their first son, Vince on 26th August in Washington. The Swedish born Liza often appears to support Nicklas in his matches.

Nicklas Backstrom's Early Life

Nicklas Backstrom was born on 23rd November 1987 in Valbo, Sweden. His Father Andres is a retired hockey player who played for Brynas IF. Whereas his mother, Catrin Backstrom, who is originally from Finland played handball in the Swedish and Finnish Elite League.

Backstrom grew up alongside his elder brother, Kristoffer is also a former hockey player who played for the Hammarby IF and German League.

Coming from a family with the hockey background, Backstrom began playing since his childhood.

Nicklas Backstrom's Playing Career

Brynas IF

At the age of 15, Backstrom started off his junior career playing for the Brynas IF of the J20 SuperElit League. After spending three seasons there, he was called up to the club’s team in the Elitserien. In the 2005-06 season, his numbers prominently improved, posting 26 points with 16 assist and ten goals in 46 games.

Following his successful campaign, he was picked 4th overall by the Washington Capitals at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. On 10th July 2006, it was reported that he would wait a year prior to leaving Sweden to Play NHL.

In the 2006-07 season, Backstrom played 45 games with 12 goals and 28 assists.

Washington Capitals

On 21st May 2007, Backstrom penned a three-year entry-level contract with the Capitals. On 5th October, he recorded his first NHL point; an assist on a goal by Michael Nylander against the Atlanta Thrashers.

In his second NHL season, Backstrom leads both the Capital and all Swedish NHL players with 66 assists, 22 goals, with 88 points, placing him within the top ten NHL scorers for the year.

At the end of the 2009-10 season, he was placed at No. 4 in NHL scoring with 101 points behind Henrik Sedin and Sidney Crosby, and Alexander Ovechkin. On 17th May 2010, he signed a ten-year, $67 million extension contract with the club.

Nicklas Backstrom's Awards

Backstrom’s hard work has paid him well with various prestigious honors and awards. In 2006 he took home two awards Junior Hockey Player of the Year and Elisterien Rookie of the Year. The following year, Backstrom won NHL Rookies of the Month: December 2007, NHL All-Rookie Team, and was a finalist for the 2007-08 Calder Memorial Trophy.

Not only this, but he has also won twice Viking Award in 2009 and 2015, and 2016 NHL All-Star Game. Recently he won 2018 Prince of Wales Trophy and 2018 Stanley Cup Champion.

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