Johan Backlund ()
2009-10: Attended the Philadelphia Flyers (NHL) training camp…Assigned to Adirondack (AHL) on 9/24/09…Recalled to Philadelphia on 9/27/09…Returned to Adirondack on 10/4/09, after dressing as the backup in the Flyers first two regular season games…Made his North American professional and AHL debut with the Phantoms and recorded his first career AHL win with 26 saves on 10/9/09 vs. Springfield…Recorded his first career AHL shutout, making 20 saves in a 5-0 win over Syracuse on 11/1/09…Played in his 300th career Pro game on 11/4/09 at Bridgeport…Recorded his second shutout of the season with 25 saves on 11/18/09 vs. Toronto…Recalled to Philadelphia (NHL) on 12/8/09…Returned to Adirondack (AHL) on 12/16/09 after serving as the Flyers backup goalie for five games…Played his 18,000th career Pro minute and stopped a season-high 36 shots in a 4-3 win on 12/19/09 at Worcester…Recalled for the third time this year by Philadelphia (NHL) on 12/22/09…Returned to Adirondack (AHL) on 12/26/09…Won his third straight start with 17 saves on 12/30/09 at Albany…Played his 20th game of the season, won his fifth straight start and recorded one assist for his first career North American pro point on 1/6/10 at Albany…Grabbed his sixth straight win with 35 saves on 1/15/10 at Norfolk…Made a season-high 43 saves in a 4-3 shootout loss on 1/22/10 at Binghamton.
2008-09: Completed his third year with Timrå IK in the Swedish Elite League…Helped his club finish with a 19-24-4 record (8th place) during the regular season…Appeared in five of Timrå’s SEL playoff games; they won three of the first four games of their quarterfinal series with HV71 Jönköping, then dropped the final three to lose in seven games.
CAREER NOTES: Signed as free agent with the Flyers on March 26, 2009…Represented Sweden in the 2007 IIHF World Championship in Moscow, Russia…Won four of his six starts, including two shutouts as Sweden reached the semifinals before losing to Canada 4-1 and then lost to Russia 3-1 in the Bronze Medal game.
JUNIORS: Played four years for his hometown Skellefteå AIK as a junior-aged player in the Swedish first division…In 102 career games for Skellefteå, he had 2.60 goals-against average, a 0.902 save percentage, 13 shutouts, 2,366 saves and 5,954 minutes.