Sean Backman

Russ Bitely




Sean Backman, RW

Shoots: R

Height: 5-8

Weight: 165

Born: 1986-4-29

Hometown: Cos Cob, CT

Drafted: Undrafted – Signed as free agent







October 2012 – Signed for another season by the Islanders, and reassigned to Bridgeport to continue development. Jason Banks

April 2012 – Backman enjoyed a solid, four-year collegiate career at Yale University (ECAC). The Connecticut native signed as a free agent in 2010 with the Stars. Backman isn’t big in stature so the professional ranks will certainly be a challenge with the physical play. He does possess great speed, skill, and the all- important hockey sense. He currently finds himself in the Islanders organization in Bridgeport (AHL) in his second pro season.


Fantasy Outlook: D+

Backman is a speedy right-winger with size as his opposition and making it to the NHL is a push.



Sean Backman netting the hat trick during his college days at Yale in ECAC Championship on 3/21/2009.




Fantasy Prospects Report Notes (Any FPR’s released in the last 18 months will not be listed here):

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Sean Backman statistics courtesy of Elite Prospects


Name Fantasy Upside NHL Certainty
Matthew Knies 8.5 9.5
Fraser Minten 8.0 8.5
Roni Hirvonen 7.5 7.5
Alex Beaucage 7.0 7.0
Ryan Suzuki 8.5 7.0
Vasili Ponomaryov 6.5 7.5
Domenick Fensore 5.5 4.5
Ivan Morozov 6.5 4.5
Layton Ahac 6.5 6.0
Carter Mazur 6.5 8.0


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