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Final Roster Cuts Loom For Dallas Stars, But Defense Still Looks Crowded

Devin Shore looks to be among those who will start the season in Dallas.  Mattias Backman might end up back in Texas, but it's not really his fault. NHL Opening Night is Wednesday, and while that doesn't really matter for Stars fans who eschew anything sans that Verdant Victory shade, the Stars have some choices to make before their own opener against Anaheim on Thursday. Specifically...
Via Defending Big D
October 10, 2016

Training Camp Battles: Is Mattias Backman a Dallas diamond in the blueline rough?

Backman was the other Mattias in the Erik Cole trade. Could Backman be the next Mattias to crack the Dallas Stars 2016-2017 roster? By this point, we all know what a steal Mattias Janmark was for the Dallas Stars in the Erik Cole trade. But less is known about the other Mattias. Former 2011 5th round pick of the Detroit Red Wings, Mattias Backman. Like most people, I had no clue...
Via Defending Big D
August 02, 2016

Mattias Backman Heading Back to Dallas

The Dallas Stars have re-signed defenseman Mattias Backman to a one-year deal, the team announced Thursday. While the team didn’t announce the financial details of the contract, General Fanager reports that it’s a $750,000, two-way deal with $170,000 guaranteed. The 23-year-old was a part of the Erik Cole trade with the Detroit Red Wings that saw the Stars acquire Mattias Janmark...
Via The Hockey Writers
June 10, 2016

Stars sign defenseman Mattias Backman to one-year contract

It is a two-way contract.Here is the press release:FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars General Manager  Jim Nill  announced today that the club has signed defenseman**Mattias Backman** to a one-year contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Backman, 23, registered 32 points (8-24=32) in 69 regular-season games with the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League...
Via SportsDay
June 09, 2016

Trade deadline live blog, part 2

Well, the trade deadline is today at 3pm, and while the New York Rangers are expected to be idle today after a busy day yesterday. There were three trades last night and a few this morning: Detroit acquired forward Erik Cole and a 2015 3rd round pick from Dallas for prospects Mattias Backman, Mattas Janmark, and Read more → The post Trade deadline live blog, part 2 appeared first...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Backman could be next Swede to join Wings

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. -- It really doesn't matter where the Red Wings choose a player in the upcoming NHL draft -- if he's from Sweden, people expect him to succeed. After all, so many Swedes have succeeded over the years, including captain Henrik Zetterberg, chosen in the seventh round of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft with the 210th pick, and defenseman Jonathan Ericsson, chosen in the...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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