SWEDISH ELITE LEAGUE (SEL)

Mattias Bäckman, Defenseman
VITALS: 6’2”, 170 lbs. from Linkoping, Sweden (Oct. 3, 1992)
DRAFTED: R5 (146), 2011
2012-13 TEAM: Linköpings HC
2012-13 STATS: 34GP-0G-17A-14P-22PIM, +8 rating
UPCOMING GAMES: Saturday at AIK
WEB UPDATES: http://www.hockeyligan.se (Swedish), www2.lhc.eu (Swedish)

Linköpings HC has amassed 61 points in 35 games this season to sit fourth in the overall league standings. Bäckman has recorded 0G-3A-3P and a +5 rating in his last three appearances to move into the Top 10 in the SEL in scoring by a defenseman.