Nicklas Backstrom skates in Brynas’s annual ‘Black and White’ game as he prepares for pivotal Capitals training camp
Nicklas Backstrom was back out on the ice on Saturday as he continues preparation for his 17th season in the National Hockey League. The Washington Capitals great was not clad in his usual red, white, and blue though as he donned black for Team Masken during Brynäs IF’s annual “Black and White” game.
Backstrom, a Gavle native and former Brynäs player, was a regular participant in the game before the pandemic and his hip resurfacing surgery threw a wrench in his usual yearly plans. The 35-year-old center has a very important training camp coming up for the Caps as he looks to prove that he’s still capable of being a positive contributor in the NHL over a year removed from that surgery.