Backman Agrees to Terms on One Year Deal

Forward posted 18 points in 66 games with Sound Tigers last season

Monday, 07.16.2012 / 2:25 PM ET / News
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Backman Agrees to Terms on One Year Deal

The New York Islanders announced today that forward Sean Backman has agreed to terms on a one-year, two way deal.

Backman, 26, returns for his second season with the New York Islanders organization after signing with the club as a free agent last summer. The 5’8, 165-pound forward posted 18 points in 66 regular season games with the Islanders’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers last season.

The Cos Cob, CT native scored 23 points (7g/16a) in 67 games with the Texas Stars of the AHL during his first professional season during the 2010-11 campaign. He also added four points (two goals, two assists) in five games with the Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL.

Backman played four seasons of collegiate hockey at Yale University (East Coast Athletics Conference), earning ECAC co-rookie of the year honors as a freshman and captaining the Bulldogs during his senior year in 2009-10. Backman totaled 126 points (77 goals, 49 assists) in 122 career games at Yale.

Prior to attending Yale, he played for the Green Bay Gamblers of the United States Hockey League, scoring 56 points (29 goals, 27 assists) in 57 games.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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2 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
3 x - TBL 78 47 24 7 250 204 101
4 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
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R. Strome 76 16 32 20 48
K. Okposo 55 16 31 -11 47
F. Nielsen 76 14 28 8 42
B. Nelson 77 19 22 7 41
A. Lee 71 23 16 10 39
J. Bailey 65 15 23 3 38
J. Boychuk 67 8 25 9 33
N. Leddy 73 10 21 14 31
T. Hamonic 67 5 26 16 31
 
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