Sean Backman (RW)
||Cos Cob, CT
2013-14 Season: Played 71 games in first season with the Monarchs...Netted 10 pucks and dished a personal best 16 assists for 26 points...Had a plus/minus of plus-22 for 3rd best among Monarchs forwards and tied for 12th best in the AHL...Scored one point (1+0=1) in three games during the 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs.
2012-13 Season: Collected 21 points (11-10=21) in 67 games for the American Hockey League’s Bridgeport
Sound Tigers…Recorded professional career-highs in both penalty minutes (40) and plus/minus (plus-4)...Tied
for fifth on the team with 11 tallies…Finished fifth on the team in overall plus/minus (plus-4).
Career Highlights: Recorded 18 points (7-11=18) and 20 penalty minutes in 66 games for the Sound Tigers
during the 2011-12 regular season…Appeared in three games for the Sound Tigers during the 2012 playoffs…
Registered four points (2-2=4) in five games with the ECHL’s Idaho Steelheads during the 2010-11 season…
Tallied 23 points (7-16=23) and 20 penalty minutes in his first professional season playing for the AHL’s Texas
Stars in 2010-11…Scored his first professional goal and point against the Lake Erie Monsters on October 22,
2010…Recorded career-highs in assists (16) and points (23) with the Stars…Collected six penalty minutes
in six games during the 2011 Calder Cup West Division Semifinals…Recorded 126 points (77-49=126) and
110 penalty minutes in 122 games with the Yale Bulldogs from 2006-10…Finished second on the Bulldogs in
goals (21) and fifth on the team in total points (35) during the 2009-10 season…Awarded First-Team All-ECAC
for the 2009-10 season…Led Yale in goals (20), finished second in penalty minutes (44), and placed third in
total points (33) during the 2008-09 season…Led the Bulldogs in both goals (18) and points (27) during the
2007-08 season…Led the team in goals (18) and points (31) while placing second in assists (13) during his
freshman year at Yale…Named to the All-ECAC Hockey Rookie Team for the 2006-07 season.
Transactions: Signed to first professional contract with the Dallas Stars on March 30, 2010… Signed a
one-year contract with the New York Islanders on August 8, 2011…Resigned a one-year contract with the
Islanders on July 16, 2012…Signed to a one-year contract with the Monarchs on August 21, 2013.