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Dallas Stars sign former Yale forward Sean Backman to one-year contract

Tuesday, 03.30.2010 / 3:08 PM / News

The Canadian Press

DALLAS - The Dallas Stars have signed former Yale forward Sean Backman to a one-year contract.

The 23-year-old Backman was a three-time all-Ivy League choice at Yale, where he was second on the team and 13th nationally with 21 goals last season. He scored 126 points in 122 games during his four-year Yale career.

Backman led Yale in scoring his first two seasons.

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