Nicklas Backstrom Makes First Public Appearance of the Summer (Photos)

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Nicklas Backstrom met with kids today at a youth hockey camp in Gavle, Sweden, his first official public appearance of the summer.

True to typical form, the Capitals star center has maintained a low-profile this off-season. Earlier in the month Backstrom vacationed at a lake in Höglunda, just north of his hometown of Gavle, Sweden.

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On Friday, the silky smooth Swede made his first public appearance of the summer to meet and greet kids at the local Gavlerinken Area, the home ice of Brynäs IF of the Swedish Hockey League (Backstrom played for Brynas from 2004-2007). Backstrom has made this a regular event over the past few off-seasons.

By Jon Sorensen

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Besides a few begrudgingly released photos by his trainer, Andreas Ohgren, Nicky has been out off the public eye this summer, something of a tradition for the Swede. At the beginning of the summer Nicky and the Anaheim Ducks’ Jakob Silverburg spent some time working with kids at a youth school, east of Gavle in Lillhagsskolan, Sweden.

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Backstrom will be returning to Virginia a little earlier than usual, in order to begin preparations for this years World Cup of Hockey.

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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1 Response to Nicklas Backstrom Makes First Public Appearance of the Summer (Photos)

  1. jonmsorensen says:

    Is Nicky still rockin’ his playoff beard? I can never tell with him.

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