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Capitals re-sign Nicklas Backstrom to five-year, $46M contract

Sportsnet logo Sportsnet 2020-01-14 Sportsnet Staff
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The Washington Capitals have re-signed forward Nicklas Backstrom to a five-year, $46-million deal, the team announced Tuesday.

Backstrom, 32, has nine goals and 35 points this season. A Stanley Cup champion in 2018, the Swede was a fourth-overall pick for the Capitals in 2006.

His best season came in 2009-10, when Backstrom posted 101 points. He finished last season with 22 goals and 74 points.

The centreman has 908 total career NHL points over 934 games and 13 seasons.

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