Nicklas Backstrom will be a Capital next season. Thankfully. The Caps signed a three year entry level contract with the 19 year old draft pick from a year ago. While the Caps' organization would rather have had the young phenom in the states last season, they will get the center for next. Backstrom will mostly likely spend time with Alex Ovechkin as a set up man.
Backstrom is also coming to league that may see less Swedish players like Peter Forsberg and Mats Sundin who both are mulling over returning to the Sweden to play in the Elite league. No word yet if either will be leaving to play at home.
In the mean time it is good to see the Caps finally getting some help.
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