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Canada Ralph Backstrom
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1. Matt Fraser 2 3 2 5
2. Nick Petersen 2 3 2 5
3. Anthony Luciani 2 3 2 5
4. Johan Harju 2 2 3 5
5. Josh Atkinson 2 2 2 4
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
C
Age
Height
5'10" / 178 cm
Weight
165 lbs / 75 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
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Contract
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Highlights
1-time NHL Rookie of the Year (Calder Trophy) 1
6-time NHL Stanley Cup Champion 6

Cousins: Daren Puppa & Derek Puppa

Ralph Backstrom won 6 Stanley Cups with the Canadiens from 1959-69. He scored 40 points as a rookie in 1959 and won the Calder Trophy. He reached the 40-point mark 10 times and set career highs in 1962 with 27 goals and 65 points. Backstrom retired from the NHL in 1973 with 278 goals and 361 assists.

Backstrom, 83, died on February 7, 2021, in Windsor, Colo.

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Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1953-54 Kirkland Lake Lion Cubs NOHA - - - - - |
1954-55 Montréal Jr. Canadiens QJHL-old 21 7 6 13 2 | Playoffs 5 2 1 3 4
1955-56 Montréal Jr. Canadiens QJHL-old 18 10 8 18 4 |
1956-57 Hull-Ottawa Canadiens EOHL 18 7 10 17 4 |
Montréal Canadiens NHL 3 0 0 0 0 |
1957-58 Hull-Ottawa Canadiens “C” EOHL 33 21 25 46 13 |
Montréal Canadiens NHL 2 0 1 1 0 |
Rochester Americans AHL 2 0 0 0 0 |
Montréal Royals QHL 1 0 1 1 0 |
1958-59 Montréal Canadiens NHL 64 18 22 40 19 | Playoffs 11 3 5 8 12
1959-60 Montréal Canadiens NHL 64 13 15 28 24 | Playoffs 7 0 3 3 2
1960-61 Montréal Canadiens NHL 69 12 20 32 44 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0 4
1961-62 Montréal Canadiens NHL 66 27 38 65 29 | Playoffs 5 0 1 1 6
1962-63 Montréal Canadiens NHL 70 23 12 35 51 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0 2
1963-64 Montréal Canadiens NHL 70 8 21 29 41 | Playoffs 7 2 1 3 8
1964-65 Montréal Canadiens NHL 70 25 30 55 41 | Playoffs 13 2 3 5 10
1965-66 Montréal Canadiens NHL 67 22 20 42 10 | Playoffs 10 3 4 7 4
1966-67 Montréal Canadiens NHL 69 14 27 41 39 | Playoffs 10 5 2 7 6
1967-68 Montréal Canadiens NHL 70 20 25 45 14 4 | Playoffs 13 4 3 7 4
1968-69 Montréal Canadiens NHL 72 13 28 41 16 20 | Playoffs 14 3 4 7 10
1969-70 Montréal Canadiens NHL 72 19 24 43 20 4 |
1970-71 Montréal Canadiens NHL 16 1 4 5 0 0 |
Los Angeles Kings NHL 33 14 13 27 8 -7 |
1971-72 Los Angeles Kings NHL 76 23 29 52 22 -22 |
1972-73 Los Angeles Kings NHL 63 20 29 49 6 -12 |
Chicago Black Hawks NHL 16 6 3 9 2 0 | Playoffs 16 5 6 11 0
1973-74 Chicago Cougars WHA 78 33 50 83 26 | Playoffs 18 5 14 19 4
1974-75 Chicago Cougars WHA 70 15 24 39 28 |
1975-76 Denver Spurs/Ottawa Civics WHA 41 21 29 50 14 9 |
New England Whalers WHA 38 14 19 33 6 0 | Playoffs 17 5 4 9 8 4
1976-77 New England Whalers WHA 77 17 31 48 30 1 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0 -1
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1974-75 Canada Summit Summit74 8 3 4 7 10 |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
1977-78 Univ. of Denver NCAA Asst. Coach
1978-79 Univ. of Denver NCAA Asst. Coach
1979-80 Univ. of Denver NCAA Asst. Coach
1980-81 Los Angeles Kings NHL Asst. Coach
1981-82 Univ. of Denver NCAA Head Coach
1982-83 Univ. of Denver NCAA Head Coach
1983-84 Univ. of Denver NCAA Head Coach
1984-85 Univ. of Denver NCAA Head Coach
1985-86 Univ. of Denver NCAA Head Coach
1986-87 Univ. of Denver NCAA Head Coach
1987-88 Univ. of Denver NCAA Head Coach
1988-89 Univ. of Denver NCAA Head Coach
1989-90 Univ. of Denver NCAA Head Coach
1990-91 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL Head Coach
1991-92 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL Head Coach
1999-00 St. Louis Blues NHL Scout
2000-01 St. Louis Blues NHL Scout
2001-02 St. Louis Blues NHL Scout
2002-03 Colorado Eagles CHL Franchise Owner
Colorado Eagles CHL President
Colorado Eagles CHL General Manager
2003-04 Colorado Eagles CHL Franchise Owner
Colorado Eagles CHL President
Colorado Eagles CHL General Manager
2004-05 Colorado Eagles CHL Franchise Owner
Colorado Eagles CHL President
Colorado Eagles CHL General Manager
2005-06 Colorado Eagles CHL Franchise Owner
Colorado Eagles CHL President
Colorado Eagles CHL General Manager
2006-07 Colorado Eagles CHL Franchise Owner
2007-08 Colorado Eagles CHL Franchise Owner
2008-09 Colorado Eagles CHL Franchise Owner
2009-10 Colorado Eagles CHL Franchise Owner
2010-11 Colorado Eagles CHL Franchise Owner
2011-12 Colorado Eagles ECHL Franchise Owner
Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 1 2 0 0 0 0.00 0 - | 0
EOHL 2 51 28 35 63 1.24 17 - | 0
NHL 17 1032 278 361 639 0.62 386 -13 | 12 116 27 32 59 0.51 68 -
NOHA 1 - - - - - - - | 0
QHL 1 1 0 1 1 1.00 0 - | 0
QJHL-old 2 39 17 14 31 0.79 6 - | 1 5 2 1 3 0.60 4 -
Summit74 1 8 3 4 7 0.88 10 - | 0
WHA 4 304 100 153 253 0.83 104 10 | 3 38 10 18 28 0.74 12 3
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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Henri Richard (F) 1956-1971 15 Montréal Canadiens
Jean Béliveau (F) 1956-1971 15 Montréal Canadiens
Jean-Claude Tremblay (D) 1957-1975 14 Canada, Hull-Ottawa Canadiens, Montréal Canadiens
Claude Provost (F) 1956-1970 14 Montréal Canadiens

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Cult/Star player for Montréal Canadiens

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