Mike Backman

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Mike Backman
Born (1955-01-02) January 2, 1955 (age 62)
Halifax, NS, CAN
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for New York Rangers
NHL Draft Undrafted
WHA Draft 100th overall, 1975
Quebec Nordiques
Playing career 1978–1986

Michael Charles Backman (born January 2, 1955 in Halifax, Nova Scotia) is a former professional ice hockey right winger. He was drafted by the World Hockey Association's Quebec Nordiques in the seventh round, one-hundredth overall, of the 1975 WHA Amateur Draft; however, he never played in that league. Despite being un-drafted in the National Hockey League, he played eighteen regular-season and ten playoff games in the NHL with the New York Rangers over three seasons. Backman first played NHL hockey with the Rangers in the 1981-82 season, playing three games. He registered two assists that first year and the following year scored his first NHL goal.[1]

Backman's elder son Sean is also a professional ice hockey player, as are his sons-in-law Jonathan Quick and Matt Moulson.[2]


He won the 1983-84 CHL Championship (Adams Cup) as a member of the Tulsa Oilers team coached by Tom Webster.[3]


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