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Isles sign Sean Backman to one-year, two-way deal | August

The Islanders have signed Sean Backman to a two-way, one-year deal.

Backman spent last season with the AHL’s Texas Stars scoring 7 goals, 16 assists for 23 points in 67 games. He also spent five games with the Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL. There he put up two goals and two assists.

The signing may only be an AHL depth signing or a continued attempt to reach the cap floor the story does have an interesting twist. Backman is the Brother-in-law of Matt Moulson. Moulson’s wife Alicia is Backman’s older sister.  Backman’s father Mike also played hockey for the New York Rangers.