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Christian Bäckman

Player Facts
  • Position
    D
  • Height
    6'4" / 193 cm
  • Weight
    209 lbs / 95 kg
  • Shoots
    L
  • Status
    Retired

Bäckman was a well-rounded defenseman who played a sound two-way game. A fine skater with great size, he had all the tool to carve out a long career. Foot and knee injuries eventually slowed him down.

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1996-97 Västra Frölunda HC J20 SuperElit 26 2 5 7 16 |
Sweden U18 EJC-18 4 0 0 0 2 |
1997-98 Västra Frölunda HC J20 SuperElit 28 5 14 19 12 |
Sweden U18 EJC-18 6 2 6 8 2 |
1998-99 Västra Frölunda HC J20 SuperElit 9 0 4 4 12 |
Västra Frölunda HC SHL 49 0 4 4 4 -6 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0 0 0
Sweden U20 WJC-20 6 0 3 3 0 1 |
Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 16 2 5 7 18 |
1999-00 Västra Frölunda HC J20 SuperElit 3 1 1 2 0 | Playoffs 3 1 1 2 0
Västra Frölunda HC SHL 27 1 0 1 14 -5 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0 0 0
Gislaveds SK Allsvenskan 21 5 2 7 8 -2 |
Sweden U20 WJC-20 7 1 1 2 6 8 |
Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 14 2 3 5 14 |
2000-01 Västra Frölunda HC SHL 50 1 10 11 32 -6 | Playoffs 3 0 2 2 2 -2
Sweden (all) International 4 1 2 3 0 |
2001-02 Västra Frölunda HC SHL 44 7 4 11 38 10 | Playoffs 10 0 0 0 8 2
Sweden (all) International 2 0 0 0 0 |
2002-03 St. Louis Blues NHL 4 0 0 0 0 -3 |
Worcester IceCats AHL 72 8 19 27 66 -2 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1 5 1
2003-04 St. Louis Blues NHL 65 5 13 18 16 3 | Playoffs 5 0 2 2 4 2
Worcester IceCats AHL 4 1 2 3 2 3 |
Sweden WCup 0 0 0 0 0 |
Sweden WC 9 1 2 3 6 0 |
Sweden (all) International 10 1 1 2 6 |
2004-05 Frölunda HC SHL 50 4 15 19 40 29 | Playoffs 14 2 7 9 10 17
Sweden EHT 8 1 1 2 14 0 |
Sweden WC 9 1 1 2 6 0 |
Sweden (all) International 21 2 4 6 20 4 |
2005-06 St. Louis Blues NHL 52 6 12 18 48 -15 |
Sweden OG 8 1 2 3 6 -1 |
Sweden (all) International 8 1 2 3 6 -1 |
2006-07 St. Louis Blues NHL 61 7 11 18 36 13 |
2007-08 St. Louis Blues NHL 45 1 9 10 30 -4 |
New York Rangers NHL 18 2 6 8 20 2 | Playoffs 8 0 0 0 12 3
2008-09 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 56 2 5 7 32 5 |
2009-10 Frölunda HC SHL 47 10 18 28 46 11 | Playoffs 7 1 2 3 6 -5
Sweden EHT 9 0 0 0 4 0 |
Sweden WC 9 0 3 3 10 4 |
Sweden (all) International 21 1 5 6 18 4 |
2010-11 Frölunda HC SHL 21 4 13 17 8 -1 |
2011-12 Frölunda HC SHL 55 11 16 27 48 7 | Playoffs 6 0 2 2 2 -2
Sweden EHT 6 1 1 2 2 3 |
Sweden (all) International 6 1 1 2 2 3 |
2012-13 Frölunda HC SHL 54 7 15 22 36 -4 | Playoffs 6 1 3 4 0 -1
2013-14 Frölunda HC “A” SHL 50 2 5 7 36 4 | Playoffs 7 1 1 2 2 1
2014-15 Frölunda HC “A” SHL 33 4 3 7 16 3 | Playoffs 13 0 2 2 8 -1
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1995-96 Västergötland TV-Pucken - - - - - |
2011-12 Frölunda HC ET 3 1 2 3 0 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0 0
2012-13 Frölunda HC ET 7 0 2 2 0 |
2013-14 Frölunda HC ET 4 2 0 2 2 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0
2014-15 Frölunda HC Champions HL 10 2 6 8 2 9 |
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 76 9 21 30 0.39 68 1 | 3 0 1 1 0.33 5 1
Allsvenskan 21 5 2 7 0.33 8 -2 |
Champions HL 10 2 6 8 0.80 2 9 |
EHT 23 2 2 4 0.17 20 3 |
EJC-18 10 2 6 8 0.80 4 0 |
ET 14 3 4 7 0.50 2 0 | 2 0 0 0 0.00 0 0
International 72 7 15 22 0.31 52 10 |
International-Jr 30 4 8 12 0.40 32 0 |
NHL 301 23 56 79 0.26 182 1 | 13 0 2 2 0.15 16 5
OG 8 1 2 3 0.38 6 -1 |
SHL 480 51 103 154 0.32 318 42 | 75 5 19 24 0.32 38 9
SuperElit 66 8 24 32 0.48 40 0 | 3 1 1 2 0.67 0 0
TV-Pucken 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 |
WC 27 2 6 8 0.30 22 4 |
WCup 0 0 0 0 - 0 |
WJC-20 13 1 4 5 0.38 6 9 |
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
08/24/2015
08/24/2015 Confirmed Frölunda HC Retired
04/11/2014
04/11/2014 Extension Frölunda HC Frölunda HC
10/09/2009
10/09/2009 Confirmed Columbus Blue Jackets Frölunda HC
Player Biography and Trivia

Cult/Star player for Frölunda HC

Cult/Star player for Frölunda HC J20

Cult/Star player for Gislaveds SK

Career transactions

- 2014-08-24 • Announced his retirement
- 2009-10-09 • Signed to a three-year contract with a two-year option by Frölunda
- 2008-07-02 • Traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets with Fedor Tyutin for Nikolai Zherdev & Dan Fritsche
- 2008-02-26 • Traded to the New York Rangers for a 2008 4th round pick (later traded to Nashville, then back to NYR: Dale Weise)
- 2006-08-09 • Re-signed to a three-year contract by the St. Louis Blues
- 2004-09-15 • Signed to a lockout contract by Frölunda
- 2004-09-10 • Re-signed to a one-year contract by the St. Louis Blues
- 2002-07-12 • Signed to a three-year, entry-level contract by the St. Louis Blues
- 1998-06-27 • Drafted by the St. Louis Blues (in Buffalo, NY)

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