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Mattias Backman | Defenseman

Team: Dallas Stars
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/3/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 170

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The Dallas Stars acquired Mattias Backman from the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday.
The Stars got Backman, Mattas Janmark and a second round draft pick in 2015 in exchange for Erik Cole and a conditional third round pick. Backman, 22, was Detroit's fifth round pick in 2011. Backman has four goals and 16 points in 23 games with Linkopings HC of the Swedish Hockey League. Mar 1 - 7:44 PM

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Mattias Backman is expected to play the 2014-15 campaign in the minors.

He got a taste of North American hockey last year when he skated in two regular season games and 10 playoff matches with Grand Rapids. Backman is going to skate in his third preseason game on Wednesday night versus Pittsburgh.
Wed, Oct 1, 2014 11:01:00 AM

Mattias Backman has agreed to a three-year, entry-level contract with the Detroit Red Wings.

He produced two goals and 24 assists in 52 games for Linkoping of the Swedish Elite League this past campaign. Backman is expected to spend another season in Sweden and former assistant GM Jim Nill said that he is probably two-to-three years away from playing at the NHL level if he continues to develop at his current pace. Backman was selected in the fifth round of the 2011 draft.
Wed, May 22, 2013 05:51:00 PM

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