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The Noon Number: How Do You Like Them Apples?

A look at how Backstrom’s helpers stacked up in 2017

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63 - Number of assists earned by Nicklas Backstrom in regular-season games during calendar year 2017 (83 GP). Only Connor McDavid (70) had more than Backstrom over that span, and only seven players have had more points overall than Backstrom’s 84 since 1/1/17.