Mattias Backman (D)
Drafted: Detroit, 5th Round (146th Overall) in 2011
AHL Debut: April 18, 2014 vs. Lake Erie Monsters
First Career AHL Point: April 25, 2014 vs. Abbotsford Heat (Goal, 2-1 Playoff Win)
- Won the gold medal with Sweden at the 2012 IIHF U20 World Junior Championships. Competed alongside current Dallas Stars and former Texas Stars John Klingberg and Patrik Nemeth.
- Signed a three-year entry level contract with the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings on May 21, 2013.
- In 2013-14, led the Swedish Hockey League with a +25 rating.
- Acquired on March 1, 2015, by the NHL’s Dallas Stars from the Detroit Red Wings along with Mattias Janmark and a second-round pick in exchange for Erik Cole and a third-round pick.
- Made his Texas Stars debut on April 18, 2015 vs. the San Antonio Rampage in a 4-3 (OT) win.