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Nicklas Backstrom

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Center Age: 32 Exp: 12 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#4 overall), 2006 College: Brynas Agent(s):

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  • Current Contract

    Nicklas Backstrom signed a 5 year / $46,000,000 contract with the Washington Capitals, including a $25,000,000 signing bonus, $46,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $9,200,000. In 2020-1, Backstrom will earn a base salary of $6,000,000 and a signing bonus of $6,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $9,200,000.

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $46,000,000
    Signing Bonus $25,000,000
    Average Salary $9,200,000
    Free Agent: 2025 / UFA

    Previous Contracts

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    Year   Age Status Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Cap Hit Cap Hit % Yearly Cash
    2020-21 Contract details by year 32 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 - $9,200,000 11.17% $12,000,000($12,000,000)
    2021-22 Contract details by year 33 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 - $9,200,000 13.88% $10,000,000($22,000,000)
    2022-23 Contract details by year 34 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 - $9,200,000 15.88% $6,000,000($28,000,000)
    2023-24 Contract details by year 35 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 - $9,200,000 23.11% $10,000,000($38,000,000)
    2024-25 Contract details by year 36 $6,000,000 $2,000,000 - $9,200,000 29.92% $8,000,000($46,000,000)
    2025-26 Free Agent Year 37   UFA  

    2010-2019

    Contract: 10 yr(s) / $67,000,000
    Signing Bonus $2,000,000
    Average Salary $6,700,000
    Free Agent: 0 /

    2007-2009Entry Level

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $7,200,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $2,400,000
    Free Agent: 2010 / RFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2007-2008 Player Cash Earnings $850,000 - - $850,000
    2008-2009 Player Cash Earnings $850,000 - - $850,000
    2009-2010 Player Cash Earnings $850,000 - - $850,000
    2010-2011 Player Cash Earnings $4,000,000 $2,000,000 - $6,000,000
    2011-2012 Player Cash Earnings $6,000,000 - - $6,000,000
    2012-2013 Player Cash Earnings $6,000,000 - - $6,000,000
    2013-2014 Player Cash Earnings $6,000,000 - - $6,000,000
    2014-2015 Player Cash Earnings $6,500,000 - - $6,500,000
    2015-2016 Player Cash Earnings $6,500,000 - - $6,500,000
    2016-2017 Player Cash Earnings $7,000,000 - - $7,000,000
    2017-2018 Player Cash Earnings $7,500,000 - - $7,500,000
    2018-2019 Player Cash Earnings $7,500,000 - - $7,500,000
    2019-2020 Player Cash Earnings $8,000,000 - - $8,000,000
    2020-2021 Player Cash Earnings $6,000,000 $6,000,000 - $12,000,000
    Est. Earnings (14 seasons) $73,550,000 $8,000,000 - $81,550,000
    2020-2021 Player Cash Earnings $6,000,000 $6,000,000 - $12,000,000
    2021-2022 Player Cash Earnings $5,000,000 $5,000,000 - $10,000,000
    2022-2023 Player Cash Earnings $3,000,000 $3,000,000 - $6,000,000
    2023-2024 Player Cash Earnings $5,000,000 $5,000,000 - $10,000,000
    2024-2025 Player Cash Earnings $6,000,000 $2,000,000 - $8,000,000
    $98,550,000 $29,000,000 - $127,550,000
    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    14 seasons Player Cash Earnings $73,550,000 $8,000,000 - $81,550,000
  • Fines

    Date Team Category Games Susp. Forfeited Reason
    04/14/2012 Player contract details by year 1 game - Cross Checking Rich Peverly (BOS)
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  • Transactions

    Jan 14 2020Signed a 5 year $46 million contract extension with Washington (WAS)
    May 17 2010Signed a 10 year $67 million contract with Washington (WAS)
    May 16 2007Signed a 3 year $7.2 million contract with Washington (WAS)
    Jun 24 2006Drafted by Washington (WAS): Round 1 (#4 overall)
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    Statistics

    Season Team Games G A PTS +/- SOG PPG PPA SHG SHA Blocks PIM HIT TAKEAWAY GIVEAWAY FACE WON
    2019 WAS 61 12 42 54 -1 132 2 15 0 0 45 14 30 34 42 516
    2018 WAS 80 22 52 74 2 169 7 18 0 0 30 30 54 53 62 700
    2017 WAS 81 21 50 71 5 165 7 18 0 0 51 46 37 44 58 702
    2016 WAS 82 22 64 86 17 161 7 28 0 0 33 38 45 61 54 685
    2015 WAS 75 20 50 70 17 129 3 27 0 0 50 36 51 42 27 659
    2014 WAS 81 18 60 78 5 151 3 30 0 0 52 40 90 54 35 855
    2013 WAS 72 17 54 71 -14 180 6 37 1 0 46 52 79 48 19 635
    2012 WAS 45 8 35 43 5 80 1 0 0 0 35 20 31 0 0 399
    2011 WAS 40 12 28 40 -7 91 0 0 0 0 21 22 29 0 0 338
    2010 WAS 74 17 45 62 23 191 0 0 0 0 61 40 68 0 0 665
    2009 WAS 55 20 51 71 25 149 0 0 0 0 37 38 66 0 0 440
     

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