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Sean Backman (born April 29, 1986) is an American professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing with Eisbären Berlin of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).

Sean Backman
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Born (1986-04-29) April 29, 1986 (age 33)
Cos Cob, Connecticut, U.S.
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Right
DEL team
Former teams
Eisbären Berlin
Texas Stars
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Manchester Monarchs
Ontario Reign
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2010–present

Playing careerEdit

Sean Backman played high school hockey at Avon Old Farms in Connecticut. Backman began his junior career playing for the Green Bay Gamblers in the USHL. He went on to play ECAC Hockey for Yale University where he scored 126 points in 122 games during his four-year Yale career. He was selected to the ECAC Second All-Star Team in 2009 and the ECAC First All-Star Team in 2010. He was also selected to the NCAA East Second All-Star Team in 2010. He scored 126 points in 122 games during his four-year Yale career.[1]

Following his successful term playing ECAC Hockey, the undrafted Backman was a free agent for the 2010–11 season. On March 30, 2010 the Dallas Stars organization signed him to a professional contract.[2][3] He began the 2010–11 AHL season playing for their top farm team - the Texas Stars. On August 8, 2011, Backman signed a one-year two-way deal with the New York Islanders.[4] He is expected to play for the Islanders top farm team, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League.

On August 21, 2013, Backman signed a one-year contract to continue in the AHL with the Manchester Monarchs, an affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings.[5]

Backman played four seasons within the Kings AHL affiliate's, before he signed his first contract abroad on a one-year deal with German club, Eisbären Berlin, who are also operated by the Los Angeles Kings.[6]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 57 29 27 56 30 3 0 0 0 6
2006–07 Yale University ECAC 29 18 13 31 38
2007–08 Yale University ECAC 32 18 9 27 16
2008–09 Yale University ECAC 32 20 13 33 44
2009–10 Yale University ECAC 29 21 14 35 12
2010–11 Texas Stars AHL 67 7 16 23 20 6 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Idaho Steelheads ECHL 5 2 2 4 4
2011–12 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 66 7 11 18 20 3 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 67 11 10 21 40
2013–14 Manchester Monarchs AHL 71 10 16 26 24 4 1 0 1 0
2014–15 Manchester Monarchs AHL 76 19 25 44 34 19 5 12 17 8
2015–16 Ontario Reign AHL 68 21 34 55 36 13 1 3 4 8
2016–17 Ontario Reign AHL 67 12 22 34 24 5 0 1 1 0
2017–18 Eisbären Berlin DEL 52 24 21 45 51 18 5 6 11 27
2018–19 Eisbären Berlin DEL 49 13 11 24 34 8 4 3 7 6
AHL totals 482 87 134 221 198 50 7 16 23 16

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stars sign former Yale forward Backman to 1-year deal
  2. ^ Dallas Stars sign former Yale forward Sean Backman to one-year contract - NHL.com - News
  3. ^ Dallas Stars sign free agent Sean Backman - ESPN Dallas
  4. ^ TheAHL.com | The American Hockey League | Backman signs with Islanders
  5. ^ "Monarchs ink three". Manchester Monarchs. August 21, 2013. Archived from the original on August 21, 2013. Retrieved August 21, 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help); Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  6. ^ "Forward Sean Backman comes from Ontario Reign" (in German). Eisbären Berlin. May 27, 2017. Retrieved May 27, 2017. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  7. ^ "All-Tournament Honors" (PDF). ECAC Hockey. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
  8. ^ "Manchester defeats Utica to win Calder Cup". National Hockey League. June 19, 2015. Retrieved June 19, 2015. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Bryan Leitch
ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year
2006–07
Shared With
Brandon Wong
Succeeded by
Riley Nash
Preceded by
Zane Kalemba
ECAC Hockey Most Outstanding Player in Tournament
2009
Succeeded by
Ben Scrivens