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Sean Backman
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Born April 29 1986 (1986-04-29) (age 30),
Cos Cob, Connecticut, USA
Height
Weight
5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
New York Islanders
Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL)
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2010–present

</div></div> Sean Backman (born April 29, 1986) is an American professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing with the with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League (AHL).

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.

Notable honorsEdit

  • ECAC Second All-Star Team (2009)
  • ECAC First All-Star Team (2010)
  • NCAA East Second All-American Team (2010)

Career statsEdit

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
AHL totals 133 14 27 41 40 9 0 0 0 0

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