April 29, 1986|
Cos Cob, Connecticut, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 8 in (173 cm)|
|Weight||165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)|
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
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.
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. 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. He is expected to play for the Islanders top farm team, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League.
Backman played four seasons within the Kings AHL affiliate's, before he signed his first contract abroad on a one-year deal with German club, Eisbären Berlin, who are also operated by the Los Angeles Kings.
|2005–06||Green Bay Gamblers||USHL||57||29||27||56||30||3||0||0||0||6|
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honors
|All-ECAC Hockey Rookie Team||2006–07|
|All-ECAC Hockey Third Team||2006–07, 2007–08|
|All-ECAC Hockey Second Team||2008–09|
|ECAC Hockey All-Tournament Team||2009|||
|All-ECAC Hockey First Team||2009–10|
|AHCA East Second-Team All-American||2009–10|
|Calder Cup (Manchester Monarchs)||2015|||
- Stars sign former Yale forward Backman to 1-year deal
- Dallas Stars sign former Yale forward Sean Backman to one-year contract - NHL.com - News
- Dallas Stars sign free agent Sean Backman - ESPN Dallas
- TheAHL.com | The American Hockey League | Backman signs with Islanders
- "Monarchs ink three". Manchester Monarchs. August 21, 2013. Archived from the original on August 21, 2013. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
- "Forward Sean Backman comes from Ontario Reign". Eisbären Berlin (in German). May 27, 2017. Retrieved May 27, 2017.
- "All-Tournament Honors" (PDF). ECAC Hockey. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
- "Manchester defeats Utica to win Calder Cup". National Hockey League. June 19, 2015. Retrieved June 19, 2015.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
| ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year
| ECAC Hockey Most Outstanding Player in Tournament
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