New York Islanders
Sean Backman
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SeanBackman
POSITION: Right Wing
HEIGHT: 5' 9"
SHOOTS: Right
WEIGHT: 170
BIRTHDATE: 04/29/1986
BIRTHPLACE: Cos Cob, CT, USA
DRAFTED: undrafted
ISLANDERS TRANSACTIONS: Signed by the Islanders as a free agent on August 8, 2011.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by the Dallas Stars as a free agent on March 30, 2010.

LAST SEASON: Scored 18 points (7g/11a) in 66 games during his first season with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League…Tied for the team league with two shorthanded goals and finished second on the team in shots (154)…Went scoreless in three Calder Cup Playoff games.

CAREER:
2010-11:
Played in 67 games for the Texas Stars of the AHL in his first professional season…Scored seven goals and 16 assists and added 20 penalty minutes…Recorded two two-point games (Dec. 7 vs. Manitoba and Mar. 20 at Manitoba)…Tallied a five-game point streak from Dec. 4-12 (3g/3a)…Also skated in five games for the Idaho Steelheads (ECHL), where he tallied four points (2g/2a) and added four penalty minutes. Made his Calder Cup playoff debut and appeared in six games with the Texas Stars, adding six penalty minutes.

COLLEGE: Spent four seasons with the Yale University Bulldogs (Eastern College Athletic Conference) where he tallied 126 points in 122 career games.

2009-10: Appeared in 29 games during his senior season with the Bulldogs…Scored 21 goals and 14 assists for 35 points and added 12 penalty minutes.

2008-09: Tallied 33 points (20g/13a) in 32 games in his third season at Yale…Capped off his junior season with a hat trick in the ECAC Tournament Championship Game during a 5-0 win over Cornell University on Mar. 21, where he received MVP honors…Named Second-Team All-ECAC…Tallied nine multi-point and six multi-goal games and was a Walter Brown Award semi-finalist, presented annually to the best American-born college hockey player in New England.

2007-08: Skated in 32 games during his sophomore season with Yale and led the team with 27 points (18g/9a)…His 18 goals ranked third in the ECAC despite playing in eight fewer games than the leader…Ranked first on the team with six power-play goals…Awarded the Murray Murdoch Award as the Yale team MVP for the second consecutive year…Named Third-Team All-ECAC and First-Team All-Ivy League after his second collegiate season.

2006-07: Led all Yale University players in scoring with 18 goals and 13 assists during his freshman campaign…Led the team with six power-play goals and two short-handed goals…Tallied nine multiple-point games…Named ECAC Player of the Week for a six-point weekend, which included a hat trick, on Feb. 4 against Quinnipiac and Princeton…Earned ECAC Rookie of the Week honors on Jan. 8…Shared ECAC Rookie of the Year honors and was awarded Ivy League Rookie of the Year…Named to the All-ECAC Rookie Team, Third-Team All-ECAC and First-Team All-Ivy.

JUNIOR:
2005-06:
Played one season in the United States Hockey League with the Green Bay Gamblers…Tallied 29 goals and 27 assists for 56 pionts in 57 games…Added 30 penalty minutes and finished the season with a plus-24 rating.