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USA David Backes
#21 Anaheim Ducks / NHL - 20/21
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Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Marcel Noebels 20 3 28 31
2. Joe Whitney 20 13 13 26
3. Daniel Fischbuch 20 10 16 26
4. Wayne Simpson 22 11 13 24
5. Leo Pföderl 21 15 8 23
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
RW/C
Age
36
Height
6'3" / 191 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
216 lbs / 98 kg
Nation
Shoots
R
Youth Team
-
Contract
20/21
Cap Hit
$4,500,000 Powered by
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Highlights
1-time Olympic Silver Medal 1
1-time USHL Clark Cup Champion 1

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.
- Erik K. Piri, EP (2011)

Cousin: Alev Baysoy

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1999-00 Spring Lake Park High USHS-MN 24 17 20 37 - |
2000-01 Spring Lake Park High USHS-MN 24 29 46 75 - |
2001-02 Spring Lake Park High “C” USHS-MN 25 31 36 67 - | Playoffs 2 1 1 2 -
Lincoln Stars USHL 30 11 10 21 54 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 2
2002-03 Lincoln Stars USHL 55 28 39 67 122 | Playoffs 6 4 1 5 17
2003-04 Minnesota State Univ. (Mankato) NCAA 39 16 21 37 66 |
2004-05 Minnesota State Univ. (Mankato) NCAA 38 17 23 40 55 -9 |
2005-06 Minnesota State Univ. (Mankato) “C” NCAA 38 13 29 42 91 4 |
Peoria Rivermen AHL 12 5 5 10 10 6 | Playoffs 3 1 1 2 8 3
2006-07 St. Louis Blues NHL 49 10 13 23 37 6 |
Peoria Rivermen AHL 31 10 3 13 47 -10 |
USA WC 7 1 2 3 6 4 |
2007-08 St. Louis Blues NHL 72 13 18 31 99 -11 |
USA WC 6 0 1 1 35 2 |
2008-09 St. Louis Blues NHL 82 31 23 54 165 -3 | Playoffs 4 1 2 3 10 1
USA WC 9 1 4 5 33 3 |
2009-10 St. Louis Blues “A” NHL 79 17 31 48 106 -4 |
USA OG 6 1 2 3 2 4 |
2010-11 St. Louis Blues “A” NHL 82 31 31 62 93 32 |
2011-12 St. Louis Blues “C” NHL 82 24 30 54 101 15 | Playoffs 9 2 2 4 18 -5
2012-13 St. Louis Blues “C” NHL 48 6 22 28 62 5 | Playoffs 6 1 2 3 0 0
2013-14 St. Louis Blues “C” NHL 74 27 30 57 119 14 | Playoffs 4 0 1 1 2 -3
USA OG 6 3 1 4 6 0 |
2014-15 St. Louis Blues “C” NHL 80 26 32 58 104 7 | Playoffs 6 1 1 2 2 2
2015-16 St. Louis Blues “C” NHL 79 21 24 45 83 4 | Playoffs 20 7 7 14 8 1
2016-17 Boston Bruins “A” NHL 74 17 21 38 69 2 | Playoffs 6 1 3 4 2 2
USA WCup 2 0 0 0 0 -1 |
2017-18 Boston Bruins NHL 57 14 19 33 53 2 | Playoffs 12 2 1 3 19 -6
2018-19 Boston Bruins “A” NHL 70 7 13 20 31 0 | Playoffs 15 2 3 5 2 1
2019-20 Boston Bruins “A” NHL 16 1 2 3 16 -2 |
Anaheim Ducks NHL 6 0 3 3 6 1 |
2020-21 Anaheim Ducks “A” NHL 9 2 0 2 2 -1 |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
NHL 2020-2021
Wed 03/03 Anaheim Ducks vs St. Louis Blues
Sat 20/02 Anaheim Ducks vs Minnesota Wild
Thu 11/02 Anaheim Ducks @ Vegas Golden Knights
Tue 09/02 Anaheim Ducks @ Vegas Golden Knights
Sat 06/02 Anaheim Ducks vs San Jose Sharks
Fri 05/02 Anaheim Ducks vs San Jose Sharks
Tue 02/02 Anaheim Ducks @ Los Angeles Kings
Sun 31/01 Anaheim Ducks vs St. Louis Blues
Sat 30/01 Anaheim Ducks vs St. Louis Blues
NHL 2019-2020
Wed 11/03 Anaheim Ducks vs St. Louis Blues
Skill Rating

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Strength
17
Hitting
17
Leadership
15
Defensive
15

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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 2 43 15 8 23 0.53 57 -4 | 1 3 1 1 2 0.67 8 3
NCAA 3 115 46 73 119 1.03 212 -5 | 0
NHL 15 959 247 312 559 0.58 1146 67 | 9 82 17 22 39 0.48 63 -7
OG 2 12 4 3 7 0.58 8 4 | 0
USHL 2 85 39 49 88 1.04 176 - | 2 9 4 1 5 0.56 19 -
USHS-MN 3 73 77 102 179 2.45 - - | 1 2 1 1 2 1.00 - -
WC 3 22 2 7 9 0.41 74 9 | 0
WCup 1 2 0 0 0 0.00 0 -1 | 0
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
02/21/2020
02/21/2020 Confirmed Boston Bruins Anaheim Ducks
07/01/2016
07/01/2016 Confirmed St. Louis Blues Boston Bruins
11/12/2010
11/12/2010 Extension St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues
Player Biography and Trivia

Number 5 retired by Spring Lake Park High

Cult/Star player for Minnesota State Univ. (Mankato)

Cult/Star player for Spring Lake Park High

Cult/Star player for St. Louis Blues

Cult/Star player for USA

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