Congratulations, Nicklas Backstrom, on 500 Career Assists

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Posted January 7, 2017

(Caps Outsider)

Congratulations to Caps center Nicklas Backstrom for reaching the 500 assist milestone. Backstrom, who is already Washington’s all-time assist leader, assisted on T.J. Oshie‘s first period goal against the Senators on Saturday, which proved to be the winner. Here it is:

Among other Swedish players, Backstrom is already in the top 10 for assists. He’s the second fastest Swede to record 500 assists behind Peter Forsberg, and third fastest behind active players, trailing only Jaromir Jagr and Sidney Crosby.

Here is a list of every player Backstrom has set up for a goal or two.

Scorer Total Backstrom Assists
Alex Ovechkin 202
Alexander Semin 40
Mike Green 36
Troy Brouwer 27
T.J. Oshie 20
Mike Knuble 20
John Carlson 20
Brooks Laich 19
Marcus Johansson 17
Viktor Kozlov 16
Tomas Fleischmann 11
Michael Nylander 6
Joel Ward 6
Eric Fehr 5
Matt Niskanen 5
Jason Chimera 4
Dennis Wideman 4
Justin Williams 4
Nate Schmidt 3
Brian Pothier 3
Andre Burakovsky 3
Dmitry Orlov 2
Tom Wilson 2
Tom Poti 2
Matt Hendricks 2
Sergei Fedorov 2
Karl Alzner 2
Mike Ribeiro 1
Tomas Kundratek 1
Brendan Morrison 1
Brooks Orpik 1
David Steckel 1
Milan Jurcina 1
Marco Sturm 1
Donald Brashear 1
Evgeny Kuznetsov 1
Jack Hillen 1
Matt Pettinger 1
Joe Corvo 1
Martin Erat 1
John Erskine 1
Julien Brouillette 1
Wojtek Wolski 1
Mikhail Grabovski 1

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