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Christian Backman
Christian Backman
Defenseman
(Beck-man)
Number: 55
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 210
Shoots: Left
Born: Apr 28, 1980
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden
Drafted: STL / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (24th overall)
2005-06: Posted career highs in goals (6) and penalty minutes (48), appearing in 52 games for St. Louis Skated in his 100th career NHL game on March 5 at Vancouver Posted a career-high three points (1g, 2a) on Oct. 8 vs. San Jose Missed 29 games due to injury.

CAREER: 2004-05: Won the 2005 Swedish Elite League Championship as a member of the Frolunda Indians, collecting 19 points (4g, 15a) along with 40 penalty minutes. 2003-04: Tallied 18 points (5g, 13a) in 66 games Tallied 13 (4g, 9a) of his 18 points on home ice Notched two game-winning points (0g, 2a) Recorded three of his five goals in the first period The Blues registered a 3-1-1-0 record when he scored a goal and a 8-5-3-1 mark when he recorded a point Notched his first NHL point (assist) on Oct. 18 vs. Washington Recorded his first career NHL goal on Oct. 22 at Vancouver Notched a game-winning assist on Dec. 2 vs. Los Angeles Registered his first career multi-point game (two assists) on March 9 vs. NY Islanders Missed five games due to injury Played in four games with Worcester, recording three points (1g, 2a) along with two penalty minutes. Playoffs: Made his NHL postseason debut, appearing in five playoff matches, notching a pair of assists. 2002-03: Became the fifth Swedish-born player to play for the Blues, making his NHL debut on Feb. 11 at Buffalo Appeared in four games with St. Louis over three different stints Skated in 72 games with Worcester, ranking second on the team among defensemen in points (27) and assists (19) Finished tied for first on the team among defensemen with eight goals. 2001-02: Spent the entire season with Vastra Frolunda HC of the Swedish League Tied a career high in points (11) and set a career high in goals (7) Skated in a career-high 10 postseason contests, registering eight penalty minutes Spent four seasons with Vastra Frolunda HC, skating in 170 games, recording nine goals and 18 assists.

INTERNATIONAL: Captured a gold medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics Games in Torino for Team Sweden, collecting three points (1g, 2a) in eight games played Appeared in nine games at the 2005 IIHF World Championship in Austria, recording two points (1g, 1a) along with six penalty minutes Was named to the 2004 Swedish World Cup Team Captured a silver medal at the 2004 IIHF World Championship in the Czech Republic, notching two points (1g, 1a) along with six penalty minutes Played in the 1999 and 2000 IIHF World Junior Championship Posted a plus-8 rating at the 2000 World Junior Championship.

BACKGROUND: His greatest hockey moments include winning the gold medal at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy, being drafted by the Blues and winning the 2005 Swedish Elite League Championship Enjoys playing and watching soccer Christian and his wife, Jeanette, have two children: William and Thea.

TRANSACTIONS: April 28, 1980 - St. Louis' first choice, 24th overall, in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 50 32 12 6 147 134 70
2 NSH 48 31 11 6 145 115 68
3 STL 48 31 13 4 156 117 66
4 CHI 49 31 16 2 155 113 64
5 WPG 50 26 16 8 140 127 60
6 SJS 49 26 17 6 137 135 58
7 VAN 47 27 17 3 129 120 57
8 CGY 49 26 20 3 140 127 55
9 LAK 48 21 15 12 133 129 54
10 COL 50 21 18 11 131 141 53
11 DAL 48 22 19 7 152 157 51
12 MIN 48 22 20 6 131 138 50
13 ARI 48 17 25 6 111 161 40
14 EDM 49 13 27 9 113 162 35

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
V. Tarasenko 48 24 24 21 48
A. Steen 46 15 25 7 40
K. Shattenkirk 48 8 32 18 40
J. Schwartz 41 17 21 13 38
D. Backes 47 17 18 6 35
T. Oshie 40 14 16 12 30
J. Lehtera 46 9 21 15 30
A. Pietrangelo 48 4 24 0 28
P. Stastny 40 9 17 6 26
P. Berglund 46 6 10 0 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
B. Elliott 14 5 2 .927 1.95
J. Allen 14 5 2 .902 2.61

 
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