Texas Stars forward Sean Backman has been assigned by the Dallas Stars to the ECHL's Idaho Steelheads. I am imagining this bodes well for the health of winger Ray Sawada. Here is the release:
The Texas Stars announced on Tuesday that right wing Sean Backman has been reassigned by the Dallas Stars (NHL) to the Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL, the Stars’ ECHL Affiliate.
The rookie forward played in eight games for the Texas Stars in 2010-11, scoring his first pro goal and adding his first pro assist for two points. The 24-year old forward was signed to a one-year deal by the Dallas Stars on March 30th, 2010 after completing a four-year career at Yale University. Backman was named the 2009-10 Ivy League Player of the Year and also selected to the First-Team All ECAC and Reebok All America second team after his senior season with the Bulldogs. The Cos Cob, CT native, scored 77 goals and totaled 126 points in 122 NCAA contests.
It better bode well for something because Backman has been a hard-skating bright spot on the team lately, despite being limited to the fourth line.ReplyDelete
I spoke to Ray at the game this past weekend and he said that he should be playing on wednesday.ReplyDelete
Backman was the most skilled player in the lineup it looks to me like they never gave him a chance to succeed.ReplyDelete
I agree with you on that one, he got limited playing time but Backman has skills that once he's allowed to play more would help the team here out. I hope that this isn't a permanent move for right now and he comes back up. He probably has one of the hardest shots on the team.ReplyDelete
I agree with you Backman does have one of the hardest shots and is probably the best skater. Oh wait I thought thats what all teams look for. Big Mistake!!ReplyDelete
Backman will get more chance to play as a top six forward in Idaho, which is not what he's getting here in Texas. On the fourth line he gets sub-10 minutes a night, which is not what you want if you're a goal-scorer like he is. Sending him to Idaho makes sense to develop those skills.ReplyDelete
I get that, just Texas should have given him a chance to show his skills.ReplyDelete
I agree, and the Idaho coach sees his skills and lets him play. Had goal last night and scored in the shootout. 2nd star of game. 2 points 2 games.ReplyDelete
I guess the Idaho coach can appreciate good hockey skills.ReplyDelete