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 TEAM: Linköpings HC
2012-13 STATS: 13GP-0G-4A-4P-4PIM, -1 rating
UPCOMING GAMES: Thursday at Frölunda HC, Saturday vs. Skellefteå AIK
WEB UPDATES: http://www.hockeyligan.se (Swedish), www2.lhc.eu (Swedish)

Bäckman is tied for first place on his team in defensive scoring continues to log significant minutes for the SEL’s fifth-place team (7-5-1). Linköpings HC recently split a two-game mini-series with Timrå IK, earning a 3-1 home win on Saturday prior to suffering a 5-1 road loss on Tuesday.