Author Archive | Ken Warren

Nicklas Backstrom has spent the past five seasons as the set-up man for Alexander Ovechkin. He has scored at a point-per-game pace during his NHL career, topped the 100 point mark in 2009-10 and is widely considered as one of the top centres in the world.

For all that, he’s not even the biggest hockey name in his hometown of Gavle, Sweden, population 71,000.