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A look at how well Nicklas Backstrom spreads the wealth.

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

38 - The number of different players whose goals Nicklas Backstrom has assisted on over the course of his career, with number 38 coming last night on his secondary assist on Nate Schmidt's second period goal. In the very game he sets the mark for franchise assists, leave it to the Super Swede to find a new beneficiary of his prowess.

And because you're wondering, here's a list of those 38 players, ordered by volume of times assisted.

Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Mike Green, Troy Brouwer, Mike Knuble, Brooks Laich, Viktor Kozlov, John Carlson, Tomas Fleischmann, Marcus Johansson, Michael Nylander, Eric Fehr, Joel Ward, Dennis Wideman, Jason Chimera, Brian Pothier, Matt Hendricks, Matt Niskanen, Sergei Fedorov, Tom Poti, Tom Wilson, Donald Brashear, Brendan Morrison, David Steckel, Jack Hillen, Joe Corvo, John Erskine, Julien Brouillette, Karl Alzner, Marco Sturm, Martin Erat, Matt Pettinger, Mike Ribeiro, Mikhail Grabovski, Milan Jurcina, Tomas Kundratek, Wojtek Wolski, Nate Schmidt.