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: 19GP-0G-7A-7P-8PIM, +4 rating
UPCOMING GAMES: Tuesday at Brynäs IF
WEB UPDATES: http://www.hockeyligan.se (Swedish), www2.lhc.eu (Swedish)

Bäckman continues to lead his team in scoring by a defenseman and is tied for 13th amongst all SEL blue-liners with seven points on the year. Linköpings HC has recorded 34 points in 20 games to place 5th in the overall SEL standings.