Nicklas Backstrom Joins Team Sweden In Cologne, Germany


Photos: Jimmy Wixtrom/Sportbladet

Capitals’ centerman Nicklas Backstrom arrived in Germany Sunday morning. He is set to join Team Sweden for the World Championship.

As reported by SportBaldet, Backstrom landed in Dusseldorf on Sunday morning and then immediately departed for Cologne, one of the two sites (Paris, France) for this year’s IIHF World Championships.

Backstrom joined Team Sweden for morning skate, prior to their contest against Denmark on Sunday night. Backstrom will play Sunday evening. He will center a line with William Nylander (Toronto Maple Leafs) and Oscar Lindberg (New York Rangers). The game will air on the NHL Network at 2pm EST.

Initially there was an issue with Backstrom’s insurance for playing in the tournament, but that was quickly resolved by Team Sweden.

Photos: Jimmy Wixtrom/Sportbladet:

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Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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