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Stars sign Yale standout Backman

Updated: March 30, 2010, 3:25 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

The Dallas Stars signed free agent forward Sean Backman to a one-year deal Tuesday.

Backman is coming off his senior season at Yale, where he scored 21 goals and finished with 35 points in 29 games. His season was cut short after the 23-year-old suffered a broken heel during a fall at a campus swimming pool, which was closed and locked, on Feb. 28.

Backman, who had the heel repaired on March 11, was tied for 13th in the nation in goals this season. The four-time all-Ivy League ...

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