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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)


CAREER: Had 3-15-18, 50 PIM, -2 in 63 games with St. Louis and NY Rangers in 2007-08, including 2-6-8, 20 PIM, +2 in 18 games with the Rangers... Set career highs in assists and points (tied)... Has tallied 18 points in each of his four full NHL campaigns... Won gold medal for Sweden at 2006 Olympic Games... Represented Sweden at 2004 and 2005 World Championships and 1999 and 2000 World Jr. Championships.

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