Flyers Sign Goaltender
Johan Backlund to Multi-Year Contract Extension
June 15, 2010
The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that
they have signed 6’2’’, 198-pound
goaltender Johan Backlund to a multi-year contract
extension, according to club General Manager Paul
Holmgren. Per club policy, financial terms were
Backlund, 28, appeared in just one regular season
game with the Flyers last season, going 0-1-0 with
a 3.00 goals-against average. He missed the final
seven regular season games with a lower body injury.
During the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Backlund served
as backup in 15 of the Flyers’ 23 games and
briefly saw action, appearing in 1:24 of Game 3
of the Eastern Conference Semifinals vs. Boston.
He also dressed, but did not play in eight games
for the Flyers during the regular season.
He spent a majority of the 2009-10 season with
the Flyers’ American Hockey League affiliate,
the Adirondack Phantoms, where he recorded a 21-17-2
mark with a 2.79 goals-against average, .906 save
percentage and posted two shutouts in 41 appearances.
A native of Skelleftea, Sweden, Backlund originally
signed a one-year contract with the Flyers on March
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