Bäck is a pass first, two-way centerman who doesn’t excel in any particular area but is adequate in many (ie. skating, puck protection, acceleration and shot). He will not be a volume shooter at the next level and his low PIM totals will not give him any added value in leagues that count that statistic.
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June 2022 – Finishing his first season in North America with the Texas Stars in the AHL, Bäck put up a solid showing with seven goals and 18 assists in 71 games. Only 22, the Swedish centerman still has several years to develop into a consistent bottom-six option for Dallas, as his large frame (6-2, 205 pounds), allows him to thrive as a checking forward. His responsible defensive game could even lead him to an NHL call up as soon as this season, although giving him some more time to acclimate to North American ice is more likely. If Bäck’s development continues linearly, he could become a real asset sooner rather than later. Aaron Itovitch
March 2020 – Bäck broke out of a nine game pointless slump with an assist in Färjestad BK’s game vs. Rögle BK in SHL action on February 27. Then he followed up that game with a great performance against the Malmö Redhawks on February 29 where he logged one hit, one shot and played 15:01 (his highest total in the month of February). The SHL is not an easy league for teenagers to play in and Bäck has been no exception, but in saying that, he does rank 17th overall in points per game in players 20 years of age and younger. Look for him to continue to develop his two way game with Färjestad BK as they progress into the SHL playoffs and next season. Jordan Lambe