Former NHL Goalie Niklas Backstrom mistaken for Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom at Canadian Grand Prix


Photo: Niklas Backstrom , mtv.fi, Bardown Sports

Former NHL goalie Niklas Backstrom, 39, who hails from Helsinki, Finland, was in Canada this weekend to take in the Canadian Grand Prix race in Montreal. Capitals’ star center Nicklas Backstrom, from Gavle, Sweden, was not in Montreal for the race, but his picture was. 

It appears organizers may have made the easy mistake of mixing up the two hockey players and ended up using the wrong headshot on Niklas’ Backstrom’s pass.


Photo: Niklas Backstrom , mtv.fi, Bardown Sports

Not a horrible or inconceivable mistake, but we wonder just how tight security is for the event and are they really checking these passes?

(h/t BarDown)

By Jon Sorensen

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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