Nicklas Backstrom and Christian Djoos Participate in Swedish Hockey League Scrimmage


Photos: Brynas IF

A new attendance record of just over 6,000 was set for the annual Black and White team scrimmage held annually by Brynas IF of the Swedish Hockey League. Thursday night’s huge attendance was aided by the participation of numerous NHL players, including the Washington Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom and Christian Djoos

The annual tune-up game, consisting of two 20-minute periods, was held at the Gavlerinken Arena just north of Nicklas Backstrom’s hometown of Gavle, Sweden. The White team would be the victors in this year’s scrimmage, winning 6-1.

 

Other notable NHL players participating in tonight’s scrimmage included Anders Lindbäck, Elias Lindholm, Jakob Silfverberg, Jacob Markström, Mattias Ekholm and Calle Järnkrok.

Nu kör vi!!! #svartamotvita2017 #svartamotvita #brynäs

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Backstrom and Djoos, along with a dozen other NHL players, have been participating in a week long training camp at the arena this week. You can read more about the camp, and read an interview with Nicklas Backstrom right here.

 

Additional photos from the event:

Brynäs vs. Brynäs.

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Nu är autografskrivningen igång. Långa köer och många förväntansfulla Brynäsare 😀👍🏼 #brynäs

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Tre hockeyspelare på samma bild! #nicklasbackstrom #callejarnkrok

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Pimpade kepsen med Bäckis autograf #svartamotvita

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About Jon Sorensen

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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2 Responses to Nicklas Backstrom and Christian Djoos Participate in Swedish Hockey League Scrimmage

  1. Pingback: Nicklas Backstrom Gives Tips on Defending the Puck to Swedish Television (Video) | NoVa Caps

  2. Gearing up for the season I see

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