“I trust my brain.” 

“It's my best thing on the ice, the way I see the ice. I don't know where it came from. Maybe it was a gift from my parents.” 

“Every year you want to be better. I have that responsibility right now. I get a lot of ice time. I want to be good out there. I don't want to be just some random player.” 

"I’m so happy to be here in this organization.” 

“I see the ice really well.” 

“I want to be more explosive, my first three steps.” 

“I think I have to be more physical.” 

“Face-offs here are different. In Sweden, you just put your stick down. Here they are a big deal. You have to fight for the puck.” 

“I know I have to shoot more.”

“We’ve been growing the last couple of years. All of these guys have been doing a good job and I’m proud to be a part of that.” 

“I think we’re a great team.”

“I like the city and it's a great group of guys here.” 

“When I'm playing center, I'm much more into it. It gets me in the game more.” 

“I think we’re capable of winning the Cup.” 

“I want to be myself. I want to play my games and do the things I am good at.”

 



Nicklas Backstrom,
2008 Upper Deck

 

 


Nicklas Backstrom,
autographed photo


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