Caps Honor Nicklas Backstrom for 700 Career Assists

Posted March 9, 2021

(Caps Outsider)

During Tuesday’s Caps/Devils game at Capital One Arena, the team played a tribute video for Nicklas Backstrom to celebrate his 700th career assist, which he accomplished during an otherwise forgettable 5-1 loss to the Boston Bruins on Friday.

The video included cameos from John Carlson, Tom Wilson, T.J. Oshie, Alex Ovechkin, and Nicklas Lidstrom, the all-time Swedish assist leader.

The Caps will be giving him a gift, but it won’t be announced for a few weeks. For his 600th assist, he was given aΒ gold puck, and a gold stick for his 500th. The gift for his 700th will be announced in a few weeks, we’re told.