“I Will Never Forget Where I Came From:” Nicklas Backstrom’s Childhood Revealed on Swedish Television
You’re in for a treat. During the Olympic break, Swedish television’s Viasat ran a feature on Washington Capitals center (and gold-medal-game pariah) Nicklas Backstrom. Reporter Frida Nordstrand visited Backstrom’s hometown of Valbo to explore the roots of Washington’s quietest superstar. Nordstrand pored through old photos, talked to Nicky’s family and friends, and revealed more of Backstrom’s personality than we’ve ever seen before.
In the 13-minute clip we learn that Nick used to sleep in his skates, how he came about that trademark humility, and what it’s like to follow in his father’s footsteps.
Also, his hometown named a rink after him. It’s called Nickback. Yeah. Nickback.
Translated by F.O.T.B. Magnus Cadelin, we’ve got the video and full transcript below.