Birth date 28 Apr 1980 (38 years)
Nationality Sweden Sweden
Position Defence
Team history
Columbus 2008 - present
St. Louis Blues 2002 - 2008
Rangers 2008
Frolunda 1998 - 2002

Christian Backman is a Swedish defenseman on the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Backman was drafted in the 1st round by the St. Louis Blues after spending four seasons with Frolunda HC of the Swedish Elitserien. Backman played with St. Louis from 2002 until 2008, when he was dealt to the New York Rangers at the trade deadline. He has recorded 18 points in each of the last three seasons. Backman was traded to Columbus by New York, along with defenseman Fedor Tyutin, in the 2008 offseason.

Backman won a silver medal at the 2004 World Hockey Championships with Sweden, as well as a gold medal at the 2006 Turin Olympics.