Monday afternoon, former Capitals forward Michael Latta had some kind words for his “dad” and former teammate, Nicklas Backstrom.
Over the weekend, Backstrom became the fourth player in Caps history to record 700 points, joining Alex Ovechkin (1,017), Peter Bondra (825), and Mike Gartner (789). According to the Caps PR, Backstrom also became and the eighth-fastest active player to reach 700 NHL points (708 GP), trailing Sidney Crosby (497), Jaromir Jagr (557), Ovechkin (579), Evgeni Malkin (580), Patrick Kane (696), Jason Spezza (700), and Joe Thornton (706).
— Michael Latta (@Latta17) February 13, 2017
The #popa hashtag is the best.
Latta currently plays for the Chicago Blackhawks’ AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs. Several weeks ago, the Kings traded Latta to Chicago for another former Capital, Cam Schilling.
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