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Sweden Christian Bäckman
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Database: 785 762 players
Last added: Félix Charbonneau
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Vadim Shipachyov 61 17 48 65
2. Dmitrij Jaskin 58 31 32 63
3. Kirill Kaprizov 57 33 29 62
4. Linus Omark 59 12 42 54
5. Nigel Dawes 59 20 30 50
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
40
Height
6'4" / 193 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
209 lbs / 95 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Status
Retired
Highlights
1-time Olympic Gold Medal 1
1-time World Championship Silver Medal 1
1-time World Championship Bronze Medal 1
1-time SHL Champion 1

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 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 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 (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 - - - - - | -
1997-98 Sweden U18 Viking Cup - - - - - | -
2004-05 Sweden EHT 8 1 1 2 14 0 | -
2009-10 Sweden EHT 9 0 0 0 4 0 | -
2011-12 Frölunda HC ET 3 1 2 3 0 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0 0
Sweden EHT 6 1 1 2 2 3 | -
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 Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 2 76 9 21 30 0.39 68 1 | 1 3 0 1 1 0.33 5 1
Allsvenskan 1 21 5 2 7 0.33 8 -2 | 0
Champions HL 1 10 2 6 8 0.80 2 9 | 0
EHT 3 23 2 2 4 0.17 20 3 | 0
EJC-18 2 10 2 6 8 0.80 4 0 | 0
ET 3 14 3 4 7 0.50 2 0 | 2 2 0 0 0 0.00 0 0
International 7 72 7 15 22 0.31 52 10 | 0
International-Jr 2 30 4 8 12 0.40 32 0 | 0
NHL 6 301 23 56 79 0.26 182 1 | 2 13 0 2 2 0.15 16 5
OG 1 8 1 2 3 0.38 6 -1 | 0
SHL 11 480 51 103 154 0.32 318 42 | 10 75 5 19 24 0.32 38 9
SuperElit 4 66 8 24 32 0.48 40 0 | 1 3 1 1 2 0.67 0 0
TV-Pucken 1 - 0 0 0 - 0 0 | 0
Viking Cup 1 - 0 0 0 - 0 0 | 0
WC 3 27 2 6 8 0.30 22 4 | 0
WCup 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 | 0
WJC-20 2 13 1 4 5 0.38 6 9 | 0
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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