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Monday, August 08, 2011

Isles sign Moulson's Brother-in-law

No, not Jonathan Quick. 

Another brother-in-law of Moulson's, Sean Backman, agreed to a 2-way deal with the Isles.  The Cos Cob, Connecticut native played four years at Yale and was an ECAC All-Star in his senior season, earning a Political Science degree in the process.  In his first professional season, Backman, now 25, scored 7 goals and 16 assists in 67 games for the Texas Stars last year. He also played 5 games for Idaho (ECHL), garnering 2 goals and 2 assists.

Backman, who tweets @sbacks16 , is the son of former Ranger Mike Backman.  His dad played 18 regular season games and 10 playoff games for the Blueshirts.

The Sound Tigers could very well at some point this season have Yale's Backman and Harvard's Dylan Reese on the ice together.  Smart team!

 
Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since 1982. Visit my blog: forever1940.blogspot.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick

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