Expect an announcement at some point from UAA regarding the addition of Nils Backstrom to this years UAA roster. Nils was a 9th round choice of the Red Wings in 04 is from Sweden and is a nice late addition to the lineup.
Hockey's Future has this scouting report:
Bäckström was selected as one of the last players in the 2004 NHL draft, and there are reasons for that. He is a slightly built defenseman who has good skating ability and is a solid puck carrier. On the downside, he is very weak and has no strength in his upper body. He doesn’t really have the offensive skills to be a strictly offensive defenseman, but he isn’t good enough in his own end either. This makes it hard for him to take the next step in his development, which is to play in the top league in Sweden. This season he has developed his game slightly and is more of an offensive weapon on his junior-A team. He has five goals and 14 points in 32 games. He has also made his first appearance in Elitserien and will most likely take on a bigger role on the team next season. Even though his development curve points at the right direction, it looks like it won’t go all the way to the NHL. He will most likely spend his career in the Swedish leagues.Maybe he's just a late bloomer? I'll have more about him in the Rookie Class preview.