When the Capitals re-signed star center Nicklas Backstrom to a five-year, $46 million contract, it was a big day for the Swede and his family.
In their newest installment of Beyond Hockey, the Caps took fans behind the scenes of Backstrom's big day.
When the Capitals signed @backstrom19 to a 5-year extension, they didn't just sign the player with the most assists in franchise history.— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) January 28, 2020
They signed an incredible teammate who is dedicated to his family and the franchise.
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Nicklas starts the episode playing mini-sticks with his son Vince before his big press conference announcing the signing. He takes fans on a tour of his home, which includes a familiar face in his office.
"Couple of Kuzy here," Backstrom says as he bops an Evgeny Kuznetsov bobblehead. "I think this is Vince's favorite."
But quickly Backstrom becomes more vulnerable about why he wanted to stay in Washington for another five years.
"My older one (daughter), she didn't really get it at first," Backstrom reflects. "But then I tried explain it to her and she really wanted to stay here and that's all she knows too."
After his daughter and fiancee come home, Backstrom assists in the kids' homework before he heads out for his press conference on his extension.
"It means a lot for me and my family," Backstrom notes. "The kids grew up here, they're born here, and to be able to get an offer to stay here, we're very fortunate to stay with the same team this long."
So how did he celebrate? By taking his family to dinner afterward. "Hopefully the kids will behave and sit down and eat, and me and my fiancee will probably have a glass of wine," Backstrom chuckled.
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