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David Backes | Center | #42

Team: St Louis Blues
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/1/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 221
College: Minnesota State U-Mankato
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 2 (62) / STL
Contract: view contract details
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It looks like David Backes will probably end up testing the UFA market.
Blues GM Doug Armstrong is still interested in re-signing Backes, but he thinks the players that are eligible to become unrestricted free agents probably won't be re-signed before July 1. With regards to Backes specifically he said, "It's got to work for David and it's got to work for us. We haven't been able to find that common ground right now." Armstrong suggested that he is willing to include "thank you" money in the contract, presumably to reflect Backes' past service, but only to a point. Losing Backes would be a tough pill to swallow, but he's 32 so any reasonably long-term contract for him at this point runs a higher risk of being detrimental towards the end of that deal. Jun 18 - 6:29 PM

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Season Stats
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7921244548385003168.125
Career Stats
YearTeamGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPGPPASHGSHAGWSOGPct
2006STL491013236372100289.112
2007STL72131831-119934002129.101
2008STL82312354-316565211208.149
2009STL79173148-410653013163.104
2010STL823131623293510012211.147
2011STL822430541510189214234.103
2012STL486222856214011100.060
2013STL7427305714119106005165.164
2014STL802632587104106003183.142
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Mar 29COL110102100002.500
Mar 26@ WAS101112000002.000
Mar 25VAN100000000004.000
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Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1David Backes
2Paul Stastny
3Jori Lehtera
4Kyle Brodziak
5Ivan Barbashev
LW1Alexander Steen
2Jaden Schwartz
3Robby Fabbri
4Magnus Paajarvi
5Steve Ott
6Ty Rattie
RW1Vladimir Tarasenko
2Troy Brouwer
3Dmitrij Jaskin
4Scottie Upshall
5Patrik Berglund
6Ryan Reaves
D1Kevin Shattenkirk
2Alex Pietrangelo
3Jay Bouwmeester
4Colton Parayko
5Joel Edmundson
6Carl Gunnarsson
7Robert Bortuzzo
8Chris Butler
9Peter Harrold
10Petteri Lindbohm
11Jordan Schmaltz
G1Brian Elliott
2Jake Allen
3Jordan Binnington
4Anders Nilsson