Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals
Perhaps Nicklas Backstrom’s not too visible in Washington Capitals because of Ovechkin, but he’s consistently one of the best passer in the league. He was leader in assists (60) last year. Since his debut in the season 2007–2008, he has impressive quantity of assists – 433. Only Crosby was able to ahead of Backstrom in assists since the start of season 2013–2014. Nicklas Backstrom has taken part in every game in six of his eight NHL seasons.