Nicklas Backstrom registered a secondary assist on Alex Ovechkin’s 13th goal of the season, Thursday night against the Panthers. It was a milestone point.
With the assist, Backstrom jumped ahead of Hockey Hall of Famer Peter Forsberg for seventh place on the all-time points list for Swedish-born players.
Assisting on the 3rd of his @Capitals 4 goals so far tonight at FLA, Nicklas Backstrom has passed Peter Forsberg for sole possession of the 7th most career points in NHL history by a Swedish-born player (886)
— StatsCentre (@StatsCentre) November 8, 2019
The top eight Swedish players on this list includes three Hall of Famers in total: Mats Sundin, Nicklas Lindstrom, and Forsberg.
Backstrom got the assist by winning the offensive zone faceoff.
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