Mattias Backman



  • DOB: 10/3/1992
  • Ht: 6-3
  • Wt: 185
  • Shoots: L
  • Years on Team: 1
  • School: Linkopings HC (Sweden)
  • Hometown: Linkoping, Sweden
  • Drafted: Detroit Red Wings, 5th Round (146th Overall) in 2011

AHL Debut:  April 18, 2014 vs. Lake Erie Monsters (4-2 Loss)
First Career AHL Point:  April 25, 2014 vs. Abbotsford Heat (Goal, 2-1 Playoff Win)

Career Notes:
• Won the gold medal with Sweden at the 2012 IIHF U20 World Junior Championships.  Competed alongside current Dallas Stars and former Texas Stars John Klingberg and Patrik Nemeth.
• Signed a three-year entry-level contract with the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings on May 21, 2013.
• In 2013-14, led the Swedish Hockey League with a +25 rating.
• Acquired on March 1, 2015, by the NHL’s Dallas Stars from the Detroit Red Wings along with Mattias Janmark and a second-round pick in exchange for Erik Cole and a third-round pick.
• Made his Texas Stars debut on April 18, 2015 vs. the San Antonio Rampage in a 4-3 (OT) win.
• Tallied his first Texas point on October 16, 2015 in a 7-3 win, and scored his first Texas goal on December 17, 2015 in a 4-3 shootout loss, both at the Chicago Wolves.

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