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#5 Mattias Backman, D

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Position: D
Date of Birth: 10/03/1992
Height: 6' 3"   Weight: 176 lbs
Shoots: L
Birthplace: Linkoping, Sweden
Drafted: Detroit's 5th choice, 146th overall, in 2011 NHL Entry Draft




 

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Assigned by Detroit, 10/2/14.

Personal: Lives in Linkoping, Sweden…Has one sister…Greatest hockey memory is winning a gold medal at the U20 World Juniors…Began playing hockey at the age of seven as a defenseman…Hockey nickname is Backs…First job was a hockey player…Most exciting place he’s visited is New York City…Most interesting fact about him is that he’s a relaxed guy…If he could trade occupations for a day, he would be a soccer player…Also speaks Swedish…Also played soccer growing up…Favorite food is anything Swedish…Favorite music artists are Coldplay and John Mayer…Favorite vacation spots are Greece, Spain and France…Enjoys watching soccer…Enjoys soccer, tennis and video games.

Career Stats

      Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM
2007-08 Linkopings J18 J18 Elit 21 0 2 2 14 -- --  --  --  --
2008-09 Linkopings J18 J18 Elit  16  3  3  6  4  --  --  --  --  --
  Linkopings J18 J18 Allsvenskan  14  2  5  7  12  1  0  1  1  0
  Linkopings J20 SuperElit  2  0  0  0  2  --  --  --  --  --
2009-10 Linkopings J18 J18 Allsvenskan  2  2  1  3  4  3  0  0  0  2
  Linkopings J20 SuperElit  33  4 5  9  38  6  1  0  1  10
  Linkopings SHL  5 0  0  0  2  --  --  --  --  --
2010-11 Linkopings J20 SuperElit 27  2  18 20  34  3  0  2  2  4
  Linkopings SHL  6  0  0  0  4  -- --  --  --  --
  Mjolby HC Division 1  2  1  2  3  2  --  --  --  --  --
2011-12 Linkopings J20 SuperElit 6 1 1 2 0 6 2 6 8 4
  Linkopings SHL  42  1  7  8  14  --  --  --  --  --
2012-13 Linkopings SHL 52 2 24 26 34 10 2 4 6 4
2013-14 Linkopings SHL  54  6  15  21  16  13  0  7  7  6
 

 

 
2014-15 Roster »
30 Tom McCollum G
34 Petr Mrazek G
3 Alexey Marchenko D
4 Nathan Paetsch D
5 Mattias Backman D
7 Ryan Sproul D
14 Nick Jensen D
16 Xavier Ouellet D
42 Richard Nedomlel D
44 Brennan Evans D
6 Teemu Pulkkinen RW
9 Mark Zengerle C
10 Jeff Hoggan LW
12 Kevin Porter C
15 Mitch Callahan LW
17 Colin Campbell RW
19 Tomas Nosek C
21 Andy Miele C
22 Louis-Marc Aubry C
23 Andreas Athanasiou C
27 Martin Frk RW
29 Landon Ferraro RW
32 Alden Hirschfeld C
55 Chris Bruton LW

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