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: 17GP-0G-7A-7P-4PIM, +3 rating
UPCOMING GAMES: Thursday vs. MODO, Saturday at Färjestad
WEB UPDATES: http://www.hockeyligan.se (Swedish), www2.lhc.eu (Swedish)

Linköpings HC was shutout 5-0 by HV71 on Tuesday to move their 2012-13 record to 10-6-1. Bäckman has picked up an assist in his previous outing (a 4-3 loss to Rögle) to take over sole possession of his team’s defensive scoring lead.