Net Worth: $40 Million
Swedish professional ice hockey player Nicklas Backstrom has an estimated net worth of $40 million. He currently plays center and an alternate captain for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Lans Nicklas Backstrom was born on November 23, 1987 in Gavle, Sweden. He has earned his net worth of $40 million through his career in hockey which began at the age of 15. He began his junior career during the 2002-2003 season and played for Brynas IF of the J20 SuperElit league.
Backstom signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Washington Capitals on May 21, 2007 and played during the 2007-2008 NHL season. He was also part of the NHL All-Rookie Team in the same season. He was awarded the Viking Award as the best Swedish-born player during the 2008-2009 NHL season.
Nicklas Backstrom also played for the Swedish national team and he played his first game on April 6, 2006 against Norway. He also became part of the team who won the 2006 World Championship. He also led the team in the 2010 Olympics but was eliminated by Slovakia in the quarterfinals.