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Christian Backman

34-Year-Old Defenseman – Free Agent

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

There was no outlook written for Christian Backman in 2014-15. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

SHOOTS:    HT: 6' 4"   WT: 200   DOB: 4/28/1980   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #24 Overall in 1998   Show ContractHide Contract

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Became an unrestricted free agent in July of 2009.

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Backman was released by the Panthers on Wednesday, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

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Christian Backman NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2005-06 25 52 6 12 18 -15 48 70 8.6 1 0 3 0 3
2006-07 26 61 7 11 18 13 36 80 8.8 0 0 1 0 1
2007-08 27 63 3 15 18 -2 50 51 5.9 0 0 1 0 1
2008-09 28 56 2 5 7 5 32 54 3.7 1 0 15:39 1 1 2 2:13 40 53

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Christian Backman: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Backman is among the final 27 players still with the Panthers after Wednesday's cuts, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

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Backman suffered what the team is calling a lower body injury in the third period of Friday's game, the Columbus Dispatch reports.

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Backman picked up a helper on the power play against Phoenix Saturday night.

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Backman is the current leader in the battle to man the point on the Blue Jackets' power play, the Columbus Dispatch reports.

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Backman and fellow blueliner Fedor Tyutin were sent to Columbus from the Rangers on Wednesday in exchange for Nikolai Zherdev and Dan Fritsche, reports TSN.ca.

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Backman will not play in Game 4 versus Pittsburgh, according to NY Newsday.

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Coach Tom Renney has not been contacted by the NHL regarding Backman's cross check in the Rangers-Devils playoff series, according to NY Newsday.

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Backman had a three-helper night Friday in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Flyers.

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Backman has been called for five minor infractions in his first two games as a member of the Rangers.

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Backman (foot) is expected to make his Rangers debut Thursday night, according to the Rangers web site.

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Backman (foot) was acquired by the Rangers on Tuesday for a fourth-round pick, TSN.ca reports.

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Backman (foot) skated on Monday and appears close to returning, reports the St. Louis Post Dipatch.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

There was no outlook written for Christian Backman.

2008-09

Backman, a solid but unspectacular defenseman, has scored exactly 18 points in each of his four full NHL seasons, and he isn't likely to do any better in Columbus.

2007-08

Backman has scored exactly 18 points the last three seasons in a row, so you know pretty much what you're getting with this guy. Contributing on offense is just not what he's out there for. Add to that his penchant for getting injured, all of which combine to make him an unattractive fantasy play.

2006-07

Backman was limited to 52 games last season due to shoulder, foot and wrist injuries, but led St. Louis with an average of 24 minutes, 48 seconds of ice time per game. Backman scored six goals and added 12 assists for 18 points in the 52 games played. Providing he can stay healthy in 2006-2007, Backman should see an increase in points and an improved plus-minus (he was minus-15 last season) with the additions of Doug Weight, Jay McKee, Bill Guerin, Martin Rucinsky, and Manny Legace to the Blues' lineup.

2005-06

Backman will put up 20+ points and 20 PIM, being a part of the second defensive unit. With the departure of two of the best offensive defense threats to ever play the game -- Al McIinnis (retirement) and Chris Pronger (signed with Edmonton) -- Backman will need to step up his offensive game. Backman was able to learn from the two for two years, and will do his part to help fill the void.