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Born June 29, 1986 (1986-06-29) (age 24),

Stockholm, Sweden

Height

Weight

6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)

203 lb (92 kg; 14 st 7 lb)

Position Defence
Shoots Left
SM-Liiga team Ilves
NHL Draft 290th overall, 2004

Detroit Red Wings

Playing career 2004 –present

Nils Backstrom (born June 29, 1986) is a Swedish ice hockey player who currently plays for Ilves in the SM-Liiga.

Playing careerEdit

Backstrom began his junior hockey career in his native Sweden with Stocksund and later Djurgårdens IF Hockey. He was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the 9th round, 290th overall, of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. In 2006 he moved to North America, playing for the University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves. During the summer period of 2009 he attended the Washington Capitals development camp.

In August 2010 he signed for Ilves in the SM-Liiga, Finland.

Career statisticsEdit

Overall Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 University of Alaska Anchorage NCAA 33 1 9 10 44
2007–08 University of Alaska Anchorage NCAA 16 1 2 3 18
2008–09 University of Alaska Anchorage NCAA 34 4 4 8 38
2009–10 University of Alaska Anchorage NCAA 27 0 3 3 30
2009–10 Alaska Aces ECHL 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Ilves SM-Liiga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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