After arriving in the District today, Backstrom is about to embark on his 11th season and isn’t showing signs of aging anytime soon. Coming off a season where he scored 23 goals, his second best scoring and point production, he hopes to be a leader to the new guys. He’s already shown great confidence in Christian Djoos. The Swedish trio will be complete with Andre Burakovsky’s arrival. He left Sweden today.
By Michael Marzzacco