Congratulations, Nicklas Backstrom, on 200 Career Goals

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Posted February 6, 2018

(Caps Outsider)

Caps center Nicklas Backstrom scored his 200th career regular season NHL goal on Tuesday, which was also the game-winner in a 3-2 win against Columbus.

Backstrom has 12 goals in 52 games so far this season, a far cry from his season-best 33 in 82 games back in 2009-2010. But obviously, Backstrom’s bread-and-butter is his playmaking, as he’s already the all-time Caps leader in assists.

Backstrom is no. 5 in Caps’ history in goals. He’ll most certainly pass Mike Ridley for 4th all-time, but he likely won’t climb much higher as no. 3 Mike Gartner’s total is about twice as many.

Regardless, congratulations, Backstrom, on career goal 200. Here’s to many more.

1. Alex Ovechkin 590
2. Peter Bondra 472
3. Mike Gartner 397
4. Mike Ridley 218
5. Nicklas Backstrom 200