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DAVID BACKES  USA

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BIRTHYEAR 1984-05-01 BIRTHPLACEMinneapolis, MN, USA
AGE 31 NATION USA
POSITION C SHOOTS R
HEIGHT 191 cm / 6'3" WEIGHT 99 kg / 218 lbs
CONTRACT 15/16
NHL DRAFT 2003 round 2 #62 overall by St. Louis Blues
CAP HIT $4,500,000
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Backes is a terrific all-around center. He has the size, grit and scoring ability needed to play the power forward game. Can hit really hard and shut down other offensive forwards.
On the downside, he can take some unnecessary penalties at times.

CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics RSS feed
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/-      POST GP G A TP PIM +/- 
 1999-00 Spring Lake Park School USHS 24 17 2037- |            
 2000-01 Spring Lake Park School USHS 24 29 4675- |            
 2001-02 Spring Lake Park School USHS 25 31 3667- | Playoffs 2 1 12-  
  Lincoln Stars USHL 30 11 102154 | Playoffs 3 0 002
 2002-03 Lincoln Stars USHL 57 28 4169126 10 | Playoffs 7 4 1517
 2003-04 Minnesota State Univ. Mankato NCAA 39 16 213766 |            
 2004-05 Minnesota State Univ. Mankato NCAA 38 17 234055 |            
 2005-06 Minnesota State Univ. Mankato  NCAA 38 13 294291 0 |            
  Peoria Rivermen AHL 12 5 51010 6 | Playoffs 3 1 128
 2006-07 St. Louis Blues NHL 49 10 132337 6 |            
  Peoria Rivermen AHL 31 10 31347 -10 |            
  USA WC 7 1 236 4 |            
 2007-08 St. Louis Blues NHL 72 13 183199 -11 |            
  USA WC 6 0 1135 2 |            
 2008-09 St. Louis Blues NHL 82 31 2354165 -3 | Playoffs 4 1 2310
  USA WC 9 1 4533 3 |            
 2009-10 St. Louis Blues  NHL 79 17 3148106 -4 |            
  USA OG 6 1 232 4 |            
 2010-11 St. Louis Blues  NHL 82 31 316293 32 |            
 2011-12 St. Louis Blues  NHL 82 24 3054101 15 | Playoffs 9 2 2418 -5 
 2012-13 St. Louis Blues  NHL 48 6 222862 5 | Playoffs 6 1 230
 2013-14 St. Louis Blues  NHL 74 27 3057119 14 | Playoffs 4 0 112 -3 
  USA OG 6 3 146 0 |            
 2014-15 St. Louis Blues  NHL 80 26 3258104 7 | Playoffs 6 1 122
 2015-16 St. Louis Blues  NHL - - --- |            



CAREER TOTALS
  GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/-    GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/- 
  Regular Season   Postseason
  AHL: 43 15 8 23 0.53 57  -4  | 3 1 1 2 0.67
  NCAA: 115 46 73 119 1.03 212  |    
  NHL: 648 185 230 415 0.64 886  61  | 29 5 8 13 0.45 32  -5 
  OG: 12 4 3 7 0.58 |    
  USHL: 87 39 51 90 1.03 180  10  | 10 4 1 5 0.50 19 
  USHS: 73 77 102 179 2.45 | 2 1 1 2 1.00
  WC: 22 2 7 9 0.41 74  |    



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASON AWARDS BY SEASON
2002-2003 USHL Clark Cup Champion
  USHL First All-Star Team
2005-2006 NCAA (WCHA) Second All-Star Team
  NCAA (West) Second All-American Team
2008-2009 World Championship Most Penalized Player (33min)
  World Championship Top 3 Player on Team
2009-2010 Olympic Silver Medal
2010-2011 NHL All-Star Game
 AWARDS BY LEAGUE
- NCAA (WCHA) Second All-Star Team 05/06
- NCAA (West) Second All-American Team 05/06
- NHL All-Star Game 10/11
- Olympic Silver Medal 09/10
- USHL Clark Cup Champion 02/03
- USHL First All-Star Team 02/03
- World Championship Most Penalized Player 08/09
- World Championship Top 3 Player on Team 08/09



TRANSACTIONS
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE  
11/12/2010 Extension St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 5 years 


PLAYER BIOGRAPHY AND TRIVIA
 
 
 
Cult/Star player for St. Louis Blues
Cult/Star player for USA