NICKLAS BÄCKSTRÖM #19

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Alternate Captain
Centre
Cap Hit: $9,200,000
Daily Cap Hit: $46,000
Accumulated Daily Cap Hit Tooltip : $9,200,000
Remaining Daily Cap Hit Tooltip : $0
Estimated Career Earnings Tooltip : $89,062,195
BORN: Nov. 23, 1987
BIRTHPLACE: Gävle, Sweden
NATIONALITY: SwedenSweden
HEIGHT:
6'1"
185cm
WEIGHT:
206 lbs
93kg
SHOOTS:Left
AGE: 34
ELC SIGNING AGE: 20
WAIVERS SIGNING AGE: 20
DRAFT YEAR: 2006
DRAFTED OVERALL: 4
DRAFT ROUND: 1
DRAFTED BY: Logo of the Washington CapitalsWSH
SUMMARY

Nicklas Bäckström's salary is $10,000,000 and his cap hit is $9,200,000 for the 2021-22 season. His salary is comprised of $5,000,000 in signing bonuses and $5,000,000 in base salary. He is a 34 year old centre who was born on Nov. 23, 1987. He was drafted 4th overall by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round of the 2006 entry draft. He has signed 3 contracts worth a total value of $120,200,000. Over a career that spans 15 seasons (with at least 1 NHL GP), he has a total 1011 Pts in 1058 GP, and 114 playoffs Pts in 139 GP. He will be a UFA at the end of the 2024-25 season when he is 37 years old.

CURRENT CONTRACT

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SIGNED BY: Brian MacLellan
LENGTH: 5 YEARS
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
SIGNING TEAM: Logo of the Washington CapitalsWashington Capitals
VALUE: $46,000,000
C.H.% Tooltip: 11.29
SIGNING DATE: Jan. 14, 2020

Nicklas Bäckström signed a 5 year, $46,000,000 contract with the Washington Capitals on Jan. 14, 2020. The contract has a cap hit of $9,200,000.

SEASONCLAUSECAP HITTooltipAAV TooltipP. BONUSESTooltipS. BONUSESTooltipBASE SALARYTooltipTOTAL SALARYTooltipMINORS SALTooltip
2020-21NMC$9,200,000$9,200,000$0$6,000,000$6,000,000$12,000,000$12,000,000
2021-22NMC$9,200,000$9,200,000$0$5,000,000$5,000,000$10,000,000$10,000,000
2022-23NMC$9,200,000$9,200,000$0$3,000,000$3,000,000$6,000,000$6,000,000
2023-24M-NTC$9,200,000$9,200,000$0$5,000,000$5,000,000$10,000,000$10,000,000
2024-25M-NTC$9,200,000$9,200,000$0$6,000,000$2,000,000$8,000,000$8,000,000
TOTAL$46,000,000$46,000,000$0$25,000,000$21,000,000$46,000,000$46,000,000
CLAUSE DETAILS: Starting July 1, 2023: Player submits a 15 team no trade list.
CLAUSE SOURCE: @PierreVLeBrun

CONTRACT HISTORY

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SIGNED BY: George McPhee
LENGTH: 3 YEARS
EXPIRY STATUS: RFA
SIGNING TEAM: Logo of the Washington CapitalsWashington Capitals
VALUE: $7,200,000
C.H.% Tooltip: 1.93
SIGNING DATE: May 16, 2007
SOURCE: CapGeek

Nicklas Bäckström signed a 3 year, $7,200,000 contract with the Washington Capitals on May 16, 2007. The contract has a cap hit of $850,000.

SEASONCLAUSECAP HITTooltipAAV TooltipP. BONUSESTooltipS. BONUSESTooltipBASE SALARYTooltipTOTAL SALARYTooltipMINORS SALTooltip
2007-08$850,000$2,400,000$1,350,000$0$850,000$850,000$62,500
2008-09$850,000$2,400,000$1,650,000$0$850,000$850,000$62,500
2009-10$850,000$2,400,000$1,650,000$0$850,000$850,000$62,500
TOTAL$2,550,000$7,200,000$4,650,000$0$2,550,000$2,550,000$187,500
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SIGNED BY: George McPhee
LENGTH: 10 YEARS
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
SIGNING TEAM: Logo of the Washington CapitalsWashington Capitals
VALUE: $67,000,000
C.H.% Tooltip: 11.28
SIGNING DATE: May 17, 2010
SOURCE: CapGeek

Nicklas Bäckström signed a 10 year, $67,000,000 contract with the Washington Capitals on May 17, 2010. The contract has a cap hit of $6,700,000.

SEASONCLAUSECAP HITTooltipAAV TooltipP. BONUSESTooltipS. BONUSESTooltipBASE SALARYTooltipTOTAL SALARYTooltipMINORS SALTooltip
2010-11$6,700,000$6,700,000$0$2,000,000$4,000,000$6,000,000$6,000,000
2011-12$6,700,000$6,700,000$0$0$6,000,000$6,000,000$6,000,000
2012-13$6,700,000$6,700,000$0$0$6,000,000$6,000,000$6,000,000
2013-14$6,700,000$6,700,000$0$0$6,000,000$6,000,000$6,000,000
2014-15$6,700,000$6,700,000$0$0$6,500,000$6,500,000$6,500,000
2015-16$6,700,000$6,700,000$0$0$6,500,000$6,500,000$6,500,000
2016-17M-NTC$6,700,000$6,700,000$0$0$7,000,000$7,000,000$7,000,000
2017-18M-NTC$6,700,000$6,700,000$0$0$7,500,000$7,500,000$7,500,000
2018-19M-NTC$6,700,000$6,700,000$0$0$7,500,000$7,500,000$7,500,000
2019-20M-NTC$6,700,000$6,700,000$0$0$8,000,000$8,000,000$8,000,000
TOTAL$67,000,000$67,000,000$0$2,000,000$65,000,000$67,000,000$67,000,000
CLAUSE DETAILS: Player submits a 7 team no trade list.
CLAUSE SOURCE: CapFriendly

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CAREER STATS

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SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAP+/-PIMPLAYOFFSGPGAP+/-PIMTOIGixGxG±/60RelxG±/60C±/60RelC±/60TOIGixGxG±/60RelxG±/60C±/60RelC±/60
2001-02Brynäs IF U16U16 SM3000-2|-------|-------
GästriklandTV-Pucken8314218|-------|-------
Brynäs IF J18J18 Nationell2000-10|-------|-------
2002-03GästriklandTV-Pucken851015-8|-------|-------
Brynäs IF J20J20 Nationell12134-2|PLAYOFFS20002-------|-------
2003-04Sweden U17 (all)International-Jr3000-12|-------|-------
Brynäs IF J20J20 Nationell2126812|PLAYOFFS5000-74-------|-------
Brynäs IF J18J18 Nationell6951464|PLAYOFFS303300-------|-------
2004-05Brynäs IFSHL19000-52|-------|-------
Sweden U18 (all)International-Jr155611-8|-------|-------
Sweden U18WJC-18723554|-------|-------
Brynäs IF J20J20 Nationell29171734-24|-------|-------
2005-06Brynäs IFSHL46101626-130|PLAYOFFS4101-22-------|-------
Sweden U20 (all)International-Jr115611-2|-------|-------
Sweden (all)International912302|-------|-------
SwedenWC400000|-------|-------
Sweden U20WJC-20643732|-------|-------
SwedenEHT411202|-------|-------
Brynäs IF J20J20 Nationell------|PLAYOFFS10002-------|-------
2006-07Brynäs IFSHL45122840-246|PLAYOFFS733606-------|-------
Sweden U20 (all)International-Jr9077-22|-------|-------
Sweden (all)International1936926|-------|-------
SwedenWC915624|-------|-------
Sweden U20WJC-207077120|-------|-------
SwedenEHT6123-22|-------|-------
2007-08Logo of the Washington CapitalsWashington CapitalsNHL821455691324|PLAYOFFS74263214:521010.430.940.4020.857.11|15:5410.820.21-0.2211.726.06
Sweden (all)International934714|-------|-------
SwedenWC934714|-------|-------
2008-09Logo of the Washington CapitalsWashington CapitalsNHL822266881646|PLAYOFFS14312153815:15510.520.56-0.0216.531.77|16:2011.840.350.2310.005.32
2009-10Logo of the Washington CapitalsWashington CapitalsNHL8233681013750|PLAYOFFS75497415:402113.140.650.3118.396.37|15:4341.841.380.4321.40-0.66
Sweden (all)International415630|-------|-------
SwedenOG415630|-------|-------
2010-11Logo of the Washington CapitalsWashington CapitalsNHL771847652440|PLAYOFFS90220415:49910.410.540.319.855.90|17:3601.451.821.1229.8617.18
2011-12Logo of the Washington CapitalsWashington CapitalsNHL42143044-424|PLAYOFFS1326821815:1095.120.000.011.855.63|17:4321.390.310.522.1914.08
Sweden (all)International2011-20|-------|-------
SwedenWC2011-20|-------|-------
2012-13Logo of the Washington CapitalsWashington CapitalsNHL4884048820|PLAYOFFS7123-2014:5456.070.210.223.355.24|14:5811.500.480.2117.003.72
Dynamo MoskvaKHL19101525910|-------|-------
Sweden (all)International3022-14|-------|-------
SwedenEHT3022-14|-------|-------
2013-14Logo of the Washington CapitalsWashington CapitalsNHL82186179-2054|15:031010.60-0.35-0.03-2.422.24|-------
Sweden (all)International504430|-------|-------
SwedenOG504430|-------|-------
2014-15Logo of the Washington CapitalsWashington CapitalsNHL82186078540|PLAYOFFS14358-3216:001310.070.410.1310.194.61|18:1321.870.03-0.226.542.69
2015-16Logo of the Washington CapitalsWashington CapitalsNHL752050701736|PLAYOFFS1229113815:12137.000.20-0.086.001.82|15:0822.190.750.1811.393.95
2016-17Logo of the Washington CapitalsWashington CapitalsNHL822363861738|PLAYOFFS1367130214:301311.130.170.055.38-1.01|16:3042.390.980.1913.17-2.50
Sweden (all)International94591212|-------|-------
SwedenWC534768|-------|-------
SwedenWCup422432|-------|-------
2017-18Logo of the Washington CapitalsWashington CapitalsNHL81215071546|PLAYOFFS2051823-1615:151210.940.080.243.895.60|15:5732.650.13-0.051.68-0.50
2018-19Logo of the Washington CapitalsWashington CapitalsNHL80225274230|PLAYOFFS7538-4414:59139.56-0.150.111.942.04|16:0131.35-0.310.28-18.42-0.93
2019-20Logo of the Washington CapitalsWashington CapitalsNHL61124254-114|PLAYOFFS5011-2014:3656.620.150.205.843.13|11:4800.17-1.12-0.37-3.06-3.50
2020-21Logo of the Washington CapitalsWashington CapitalsNHL55153853014|PLAYOFFS5011-2015:06105.530.00-0.131.42-1.33|15:5600.17-0.79-0.10-15.83-12.15
2021-22Logo of the Washington CapitalsWashington CapitalsNHL4762531-812|PLAYOFFS62461413:4643.95-0.40-0.49-7.75-8.99|-------
NHL TOTALNHL10582647471011111488|PLAYOFFS1393876114562PLAYOFFS
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