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Christian Backman
Christian Backman
Defenseman
Number: 5
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 210
Shoots: Left
Born: Apr 28, 1980
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden
Acquired: From NY Rangers with Fedor Tyutin in exchange for Dan Fritsche and Nikolai Zherdev on July 2, 2008.
Drafted: STL / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (24th overall)

2007-08 SEASON:  Combined to register 3-15-18, 50 penalty minutes and was -2 in 63 games with St. Louis and NY Rangers… Had 1-9-10 and 30 penalty minutes in 45 games with St. Louis and 2-6-8 and 20 penalty minutes in 18 games with NY Rangers… Set a career-high in assists and tied a career high in points… Skated in his 200th career NHL game Nov. 19 vs. NashvilleCollected 1-3-4 in five games Jan. 2-13… Registered a career-high 0-3-3 Mar. 21 at Philadelphia… Added 12 penalty minutes in eight playoff games… Games lost to injury: 0… Multi-point (goal) games: 2 (0)… Most Points: 3 – Mar. 21 at PhiladelphiaMost Goals: 1 (3x) – Mar. 27 vs. New Jersey, most recent… Most Assists: 3 – Mar. 21 at PhiladelphiaMost PIM: 6 – Feb. 28 at CarolinaMost Shots: 3 (5x) – Mar. 30 at Pittsburgh, most recent. 2006-07:  Collected 7-11-18, 36 penalty minutes and was +13 in 61 games with St. LouisSet a career-high in goals and tied a career high in points… Was second on the club in plus/minus rating… Missed 21 games due to injury2005-06:  Notched 6-12-18 and 48 penalty minutes in 52 games with St. Louis… Ranked second among team defensemen in goals, assists and points… Led club in time on ice average (24:48)… Recorded 1-2-3 and six penalty minutes in eight games at the Olympic Games in Turin, Italy… Helped Team Sweden capture the gold medal… 2004-05:  Registered 4-15-19, 40 penalty minutes and was +29 in 50 games with Frolunda… Added 2-7-9 and 10 penalty minutes in 14 playoff games… Helped Frolunda capture the Swedish Elite League Championship… Recorded 1-1-2 and six penalty minutes in nine games at the World Championships… 2003-04:  Had 5-13-18, 16 penalty minutes and was +3 in 66 games with St. Louis… Collected first NHL point with an assist Oct. 18 vs. Washington… Scored his first NHL goal Oct. 22 at Vancouver (Dan Cloutier)… Set a career-high in points (tied)… Ranked second among club defensemen in goals and was third in points… Added 2-2-4 and four penalty minutes in five playoff games… Missed five games due to injury… Had 1-2-3 and two penalty minutes in four games with Worcester (AHL)… Had 1-1-2 and six penalty minutes in nine games at the World Championships… Helped Team Sweden win the silver medal… 2002-03:  Was scoreless in four games with St. Louis… Made his NHL debut Feb. 11 at Buffalo… Registered 8-19-27 and 66 penalty minutes in 72 games with Worcester (AHL)… Tied for first among team defensemen in goals… 2001-02:  Collected 7-4-11, 38 penalty minutes and was +10 in 44 games with Frolunda (Sweden)… Set a career-high in goals… Added eight penalty minutes in 10 playoff games… 2000-01:  Recorded 1-10-11 and 32 penalty minutes in 50 games with Frolunda… Added 0-2-2 and two penalty minutes in three playoff games1999-00:  Tallied 1-0-1 and 14 penalty minutes in 27 games with Frolunda… Was scoreless in five playoff games… Notched 5-2-7 and eight penalty minutes in 21 games with Gislaveds SK (Sweden-2)… Had 1-1-2 and was +9 in five games with Frolunda of the Swedish Junior League… Recorded 1-1-2, six penalty minutes and was +8 in seven games at the World Junior Championships… 1998-99:  Collected 0-4-4 and four penalty minutes in in 49 games with Frolunda… Was scoreless in four playoff games… Tallied 0-2-2 and four penalty minutes in four games with Frolunda of the Swedish Junior League… Was a member of Team Sweden at the World Championships… 1997-98:  Recorded 5-14-19 and 12 penalty minutes in 28 games with Frolunda of the Swedish Junior League… Added 0-1-1 and four penalty minutes in two playoff games… Netted 4-1-5 and two penalty minutes in four games for Frolunda of the Swedish Under-18 League… Added 2-2-4 and two penalty minutes in five playoff games… 1996-97:  Registered 2-5-7 and 16 penalty minutes in 26 games with Frolunda of the Swedish Elite League.

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