Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Rangers Get Backman from Blues

TSN reports...

The St. Louis Blues have traded defenceman Christian Backman to New York Rangers for a fourth round draft pick.

Drafted 24th overall by the Blues in 1998, Backman has 10 points in 45 games this season.

Backman, who helped Sweden win the gold medal at the Winter Olympics in Torino in 2006, has collected 19 goals, 45 assists and 130 penalty minutes in 228 career games with the Blues.

...I think most Ranger fans were looking for Jackman not Backman from the Blues. Don't know much about Backman other than stats provided. Wonder if Lundqvist was advocating for Backman.

1 comment :

bpette02 said...

Just saw on Hockey Buzz that the Rangers traded MOntoya and Hossa to Phoenix for Frederik Sjostrom,David Leneveu, and Josh Gratton. Sjorstrom is a 24 year old winger with 10 goals and 9 assists. I don't know anything about the other 2 guys. They're not on the Coyotes roster.