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: 29GP-0G-14A-14P-16PIM, +4 rating
UPCOMING GAMES: Thursday at MODO Hockey, Saturday vs. Frölunda HC
WEB UPDATES: http://www.hockeyligan.se (Swedish), www2.lhc.eu (Swedish)

Linköpings HC has amassed 51 points in 30 games this season to sit fifth in the overall league standings. After having assisted on Simon Hjalmarsson’s game-winning goal in Tuesday’s 2-0 victory over HV71, Bäckman is now tied for ninth place in the league’s defensive scoring race.