Christian Backman

Position: D ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 6-4 (193 cm)
Weight: 210 lbs. (95 kg)

Born: April 28, 1980 in Alingsas, Sweden
Draft: St. Louis, 1st round (24th overall), 1998 NHL Entry

Other SR Links: Olympics at Sports-Reference.com, Olympics at Hockey-Reference.com

NHL Regular Season

Scoring Goals Assists Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV Awards
2002-03 22 STL NHL 4 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 49 12:22
2003-04 23 STL NHL 66 5 13 18 3 16 4 1 0 0 9 4 0 92 5.4 1276 19:20 Calder-12
2005-06 25 STL NHL 52 6 12 18 -15 48 3 3 0 1 6 6 0 70 8.6 1290 24:49
2006-07 26 STL NHL 61 7 11 18 13 36 6 1 0 0 8 3 0 80 8.8 1352 22:10
2007-08 27 TOT NHL 63 3 15 18 -2 50 2 1 0 0 11 4 0 51 5.9 120 1210 19:13 0 0 34 51 13 25
2007-08 27 STL NHL 45 1 9 10 -4 30 1 0 0 0 7 2 0 30 3.3 75 872 19:22 0 0 18 38 6 17
2007-08 27 NYR NHL 18 2 6 8 2 20 1 1 0 0 4 2 0 21 9.5 45 339 18:49 0 0 16 13 7 8
2008-09 28 CBJ NHL 56 2 5 7 5 32 1 1 0 1 4 1 0 54 3.7 136 877 15:39 0 1 0.0 40 53 11 13
5 yrs STL NHL 228 19 45 64 -6 130 14 5 0 1 30 15 0 276 6.9 321 4840 21:14 0 0 18 38 6 17
1 yr CBJ NHL 56 2 5 7 5 32 1 1 0 1 4 1 0 54 3.7 136 877 15:39 0 1 0.0 40 53 11 13
1 yr NYR NHL 18 2 6 8 2 20 1 1 0 0 4 2 0 21 9.5 45 339 18:49 0 0 16 13 7 8
Career NHL 302 23 56 79 1 182 16 7 0 2 38 18 0 351 6.6 502 6055 20:03 0 1 0.0 74 104 24 38

NHL Possession Metrics

Corsi (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2007-08 27 2 Teams NHL 63 792 787 50.2 4.6 621 624 49.9 2.4 7.3 92.0 99.3 52.5 47.5
2007-08 27 St. Louis Blues NHL 45 687.7 537 572 48.4 4.3 424 453 48.3 1.9 8.1 91.2 99.2 48.9 51.1
2007-08 27 New York Rangers NHL 18 279.5 255 215 54.3 5.7 197 171 53.5 3.9 5.9 94.2 100.1 62.3 37.7
2008-09 28 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 56 716.5 685 514 57.1 6.2 512 391 56.7 4.8 7.1 93.1 100.1 62.3 37.7
Career NHL 18 1683.6 2269 2088 52.1 4.7 1754 1639 51.7 2.8 7.3 92.3 99.5 55.5 44.5

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP GC G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
2002-03 22 STL NHL 4 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 -3 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2
2003-04 23 STL NHL 66 6 0.08 0.20 0.27 0.09 0.24 1.39 6 15 21 7 48 11 41 7 3 1.1 3.6 4.7 Calder-12
2005-06 25 STL NHL 52 6 0.12 0.23 0.35 0.12 0.92 1.35 6 11 17 6 51 22 65 21 -15 0.8 2.5 3.3
2006-07 26 STL NHL 61 7 0.11 0.18 0.30 0.11 0.59 1.31 7 11 18 7 65 12 60 20 13 1.0 3.7 4.7
2007-08 27 TOT NHL 63 6 0.05 0.24 0.29 0.09 0.79 0.81 3 16 19 6 47 14 40 5 -2 0.9 2.7 3.6
2007-08 27 STL NHL 45 3 0.02 0.20 0.22 0.06 0.67 0.67 1 10 11 3 34 10 32 4 -4 0.2 1.7 1.9
2007-08 27 NYR NHL 18 3 0.11 0.33 0.44 0.15 1.11 1.17 2 6 8 3 13 4 8 1 2 0.7 1.1 1.7
2008-09 28 CBJ NHL 56 2 0.04 0.09 0.13 0.04 0.57 0.96 2 5 7 2 32 5 27 5 5 -0.1 2.2 2.2
5 yrs STL NHL 228 22 0.08 0.20 0.28 0.10 0.57 1.21 20 47 67 24 198 55 201 52 -6 3.1 11.3 14.4
1 yr CBJ NHL 56 2 0.04 0.09 0.13 0.04 0.57 0.96 2 5 7 2 32 5 27 5 5 -0.1 2.2 2.2
1 yr NYR NHL 18 3 0.11 0.33 0.44 0.15 1.11 1.17 2 6 8 3 13 4 8 1 2 0.7 1.1 1.7
Career NHL 302 27 0.08 0.19 0.26 0.09 0.60 1.16 24 58 82 29 243 64 236 58 1 3.7 14.6 18.2

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV
2003-04 23 STL NHL 5 0 2 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 116 23:06
2007-08 27 NYR NHL 8 0 0 0 3 12 0 0 0 0 7 0.0 16 146 18:16 0 0 5 6 1 2
Career NHL 13 0 2 2 5 16 0 0 0 0 13 0.0 22 262 20:07 0 0 5 6 1 2

NHL Playoffs Possession Metrics

Corsi (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2007-08 27 New York Rangers NHL 8 116.7 110 86 56.1 2.4 92 75 55.1 -0.3 9.7 94.0 103.7 58.5 41.5
Career NHL 8 116.7 110 86 56.1 2.4 92 75 55.1 -0.3 9.7 94.0 103.7 58.5 41.5

Other Regular Season

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1996-97 16 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Jr. Swe-Jr. 26 2 5 7 16
1996-97 16 Sweden EJC-A 4 0 0 0 2
1997-98 17 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg U18 Swe-U18 4 4 1 5 2
1997-98 17 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Jr. Swe-Jr. 28 5 14 19 12
1997-98 17 Sweden EJC-A 6 2 6 8 2
1998-99 18 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Jr. Swe-Jr. 4 0 2 2 4
1998-99 18 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 49 0 4 4 4
1998-99 18 Sweden WJC-A 6 0 3 3 0
1999-00 19 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Jr. Swe-Jr. 5 1 1 2 0
1999-00 19 Gislaveds SK Sweden-2 21 5 2 7 8
1999-00 19 Sweden WJC-A 7 1 1 2 8 6 0 1 0 0
1999-00 19 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 27 1 0 1 14
2000-01 20 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 50 1 10 11 32
2001-02 21 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 44 7 4 11 38
2002-03 22 Worcester IceCats AHL 72 8 19 27 -2 66 4 4 0 1 120 6.7
2003-04 23 Worcester IceCats AHL 4 1 2 3 3 2 0 1 0 1
2003-04 23 Sweden WC-A 9 1 1 2 1 6 1 0 0 1
2004-05 24 Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 50 4 15 19 29 40 2 2 0 0
2004-05 24 Sweden WC-A 9 1 1 2 0 6 0 1 0 0
2005-06 25 Sweden Olympics 8 1 2 3 -1 6 1 0 0 0
2009-10 29 Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 47 10 18 28 11 46 7 3 0 1
2009-10 29 Sweden WC-A 9 0 3 3 4 10 0 0 0 0
2010-11 30 Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 21 4 13 17 8
2011-12 31 Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 55 11 16 27 48
2012-13 32 Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 54 7 15 22 36
Career 2 Seasons AHL 76 9 21 30 1 68 4 5 0 2 120 6.7
Career 2 Seasons EJC-A 10 2 6 8 4
Career 1 Season Olympics 8 1 2 3 -1 6 1 0 0 0
Career 4 Seasons Swe-Jr. 63 8 22 30 32
Career 1 Season Swe-U18 4 4 1 5 2
Career 9 Seasons Sweden 397 45 95 140 40 266 9 5 0 1
Career 1 Season Sweden-2 21 5 2 7 8
Career 3 Seasons WC-A 27 2 5 7 5 22 1 1 0 1
Career 2 Seasons WJC-A 13 1 4 5 8 6 0 1 0 0

Other Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1997-98 17 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg U18 Swe-U18 5 2 2 4 2
1997-98 17 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Jr. Swe-Jr. 2 0 1 1 4
1998-99 18 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 4 0 0 0 0
1999-00 19 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Jr. Swe-Jr. 3 1 1 2 0
1999-00 19 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 5 0 0 0 0
2000-01 20 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 3 0 2 2 2
2001-02 21 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 10 0 0 0 8
2002-03 22 Worcester IceCats AHL 3 0 1 1 1 5 0 0 0 0 6 0.0
2004-05 24 Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 14 2 7 9 17 10 1 1 0 0
2009-10 29 Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 7 1 2 3 -5 6
2011-12 31 Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 6 0 2 2 2
2012-13 32 Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 6 1 3 4 0
Career 1 Season AHL 3 0 1 1 1 5 0 0 0 0 6 0.0
Career 2 Seasons Swe-Jr. 5 1 2 3 4
Career 1 Season Swe-U18 5 2 2 4 2
Career 8 Seasons Sweden 55 4 16 20 12 28 1 1 0 0
Rk Year Tm G A +/- PIM S SHFT
1 2006 SWE 1 2 -1 6 8 18
Car 1 2 -1 6 8 18

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2014-15)
Thru 6 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6
Christian Backman 4.7 4.7 3.6 3.3 2.2 -0.2
Bob Armstrong 92.1 4.7 3.7 3.5 3.3 2.2 0.1
Wayne Hillman 90.0 4.7 4.4 3.7 3.1 2.3 1.1
Jay McKee 89.9 4.4 4.2 3.6 2.8 2.3 0.2
Kevin Haller 88.9 5.0 3.9 3.7 3.3 1.9 0.1
Kris Russell 88.3 4.7 4.3 3.3 2.6 2.2 1.6
Paul Boutilier 88.0 4.9 4.4 3.7 2.3 1.8 0.0
Mike Wilson 87.9 4.3 4.1 3.9 3.9 1.9 -0.2
Lou Nanne 87.8 4.7 4.1 4.1 2.8 2.3 0.2
Bud MacPherson 87.6 4.2 4.0 3.5 2.8 2.7 0.2
Joe Cooper 86.9 4.2 3.4 3.1 3.0 1.6 0.1
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Christian Backman 4.7 4.7 3.6 3.3 2.2 -0.2
Matt Greene 88.9 4.8 4.5 3.5 2.9 2.7 2.2 1.7 0.6 0.1 0.1
Kris Russell 88.3 7.4 5.0 4.7 4.3 3.3 2.6 2.2 1.6
Bill Moe 86.2 4.3 3.3 3.3 2.6 0.8
Paul Boutilier 86.2 4.9 4.4 3.7 2.3 1.8 0.2 0.2 0.0
Bud MacPherson 85.0 4.2 4.0 3.5 2.8 2.7 0.6 0.2
Mike Wilson 84.9 4.3 4.1 3.9 3.9 1.9 0.1 -0.2 -0.3
Garth Boesch 83.6 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.1
Gerry Odrowski 83.2 4.1 3.8 3.1 2.9 2.0 0.0
Rick Ley 83.2 5.9 4.2 3.1 2.7 2.0 0.0
Ville Siren 83.1 4.5 3.5 2.9 2.8 2.7

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

September 15, 2004: Signed as a free agent by Frolunda (Sweden), September 15, 2004.

February 26, 2008: Traded to NY Rangers by St. Louis for NY Rangers' 4th round choice (later traded back to NY Rangers - NY Rangers selected Dale Weise) in 2008 Entry Draft, February 26, 2008.

July 2, 2008: Traded to Columbus by NY Rangers with Fedor Tyutin for Nikolai Zherdev and Dan Fritsche, July 2, 2008.

October 9, 2009: Signed as a free agent by Frolunda (Sweden), October 9, 2009.

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