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Christian Backman

Christian Backman  #55

Defenseman
NUMBER: 55 BIRTHDATE: April 28, 1980
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Gothenburg, Sweden
WEIGHT: 210 DRAFTED: STL / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (24th overall)
Signed as a free agent by Frolunda (Sweden), September 15, 2004. 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. Traded to Columbus by NY Rangers with Fedor Tyutin for Nikolai Zherdev and Dan Fritsche, July 2, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Frolunda (Sweden), October 9, 2009.
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I think Loui Eriksson is a player that can be even better than he was last year. I think we started seeing that at the end of the year, and he could be a replacement for Jarome as a possibility.

— Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien on forward Loui Eriksson's potential