Sean Backman

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Sean Backman
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Born (1986-04-29) April 29, 1986 (age 28)
Cos Cob, Connecticut, USA
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Right
AHL team
Former teams
Manchester Monarchs
Texas Stars
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2010–present

Sean Backman (born April 29, 1986) is an American professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing with the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Playing career[edit]

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.

On August 21, 2013, Backman signed a one-year contract to continue in the AHL with the Manchester Monarchs, an affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

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
2012–13 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 67 11 10 21 40
2013–14 Manchester Monarchs AHL 71 10 16 26 24 4 1 0 1 0
AHL totals 271 35 53 88 104 13 1 0 1 0

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-ECAC Hockey Rookie Team 2006–07
All-ECAC Hockey Third Team 2006–07
All-ECAC Hockey Third Team 2007–08
All-ECAC Hockey Second Team 2008–09
ECAC Hockey All-Tournament Team 2009 [6]
All-ECAC Hockey First Team 2009–10
AHCA East Second-Team All-American 2009–10

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Bryan Leitch
ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year
2006–07
Shared With
Brandon Wong
Succeeded by
Riley Nash
Preceded by
Zane Kalemba
ECAC Hockey Most Outstanding Player in Tournament
2009
Succeeded by
Ben Scrivens