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David Backes | Center

Team: St Louis Blues
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/1/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 221
College: Minnesota State U-Mankato
Contract: view contract details

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David Backes produced two goals and an assist to spark the St. Louis Blues to a 3-2 victory against the struggling Jets in Winnipeg Monday night.
Backes was in on both of the Blues' goals in the first period, which ended in a 2-0 lead for St. Louis. He assisted on Vladimir Tarasenko's 11th goal of the season and then scored a power play goal on which Tarasenko registered his seventh assist of the season. Backes, with his fifth goal of the season, made it 3-2 for St. Louis on a goal at 4:24 of the third period. Kevin Shattenkirk assisted on both Backes goals and the defenseman now has four assists on the season. Nov 16 - 11:28 PM

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David Backes centered the top line during Monday's practice.

Look for him to start Monday's game versus Winnipeg between Alexander Steen and Vladimir Tarasenko. The change bumped Jori Lehtera to a combination with Dmitrij Jaskin and Troy Brouwer. Backes has had great chemistry with Steen in the past and playing with Tarasenko is sure to give him a boost as well.

David Backes finally got off the schneid by scoring two goals, including the overtime winner over Minnesota on Saturday.

Three hits, blocks, and shots and Backes even bookended the Blues' scoring. A pretty great night for the Captain, who now has four points in 11 games on the season.
Nov 1 - 1:41 AM

David Backes and the St. Louis Blues were shut out by Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens.

The Blues were dominant in the first period, but they were unable to take advantage of any of their opportunities. Backes finished the game with two shots on goal and 12 hits in 20:52 of ice time. The loss snaps St. Louis' four-game winning streak.
Oct 20 - 11:31 PM

The Blues seem set on icing a clear first and second power play this season.

In the past, St. Louis coach Ken Hitchcock used three different units but wants to pare down the number of players who will work when the team has the man advantage to increase efficiency. The first unit will likely feature Vladimir Tarasenko, Paul Stastny, Alex Steen, David Backes and Kevin Shattenkirk, while the second unit will be comprised of Jaden Schwartz, Troy Brouwer, Jori Lehtera, Alex Pietrangelo and newcomer Colton Parayko. Adjust your draft lists accordingly.
Oct 3 - 2:49 PM

The Flyers are not interested in trading for David Backes, according to general manager Ron Hextall.

An Internet report suggested the Blues were interested in Brayden Schenn as part of the package. "Be careful of Internet reports," Hextall said. "I wouldn't discuss that with you anyway, but you can figure that one for yourself based on my comments on the last year or so." In a nutshell, the Flyers don’t want to move youth for older players. Backes will make $4.75 million in the last year of a five-year contract.
Sep 6 - 11:09 AM

David Backes notched a goal and an assist in Game 4 to help the Blues even up their firs round playoff series against Minnesota.

The Blues cruised to a 6-1 victory and Backes got the scoresheet after being held pointless in his previous three outings. Backes was back with Alexander Steen and T.J. Oshie in the contest and he logged a series-high20:15 of ice time.
Apr 23 - 12:44 PM

David Backes was unable to help lead his Blues to a Game Three victory on Monday night, falling 3-0 to Minnesota.

The Wild now leads the series 2-1. Backes led the team with three shots and six hits during his 18:25 of work. He remains pointless thus far, and has only four goals and 11 points in 26 career playoff games.
Apr 20 - 11:18 PM

David Backes is projected to stay with Dmitrij Jaskin and Patrik Berglund when the playoffs begin.

Alexander Steen will play with Jori Lehtera and Vladimir Tarasenko, while T.J. Oshie will skate alongside Jaden Schwartz and Paul Stastny.
Apr 13 - 4:59 PM

David Backes scored a power-play goal in Sunday's 2-1 win over Chicago.

His 26th marker of the year was assisted by Jaden Schwartz and Kevin Shattenkirk. Backes has picked up a point (one goal, two assists) in each of his past three games.
Apr 6 - 12:36 PM

David Backes scored his 25th goal of the season on Thursday night during the Blues' 2-1 shootout loss to Winnipeg.

The 30-year-old extended his points streak to four games, in which he has three goals and three assists for six points. Backes has 52 points in 75 games this season.
Mar 20 - 12:34 AM

David Backes had a goal and two assists in a 4-0 win versus Calgary on Tuesday night.

He had the secondary helper on a pair of goals by Alexander Steen in the match and he scored his 24 goal of the season into an empty net to cap off the win. Backes has 51 points and 96 penalty minutes in 69 games.
Mar 18 - 2:37 PM

David Backes scored the only goal for the Blues in their 3-1 loss to the Wild on Saturday night.

He also won 60% of his face-offs. Backes has four points over his past five games, part of another fine season from the rugged center. He has 23 goals and 47 points. Alexander Steen and Paul Stastny picked up the assists. Dmitrj Jaskin had seven shots on net.
Mar 14 - 10:58 PM

David Backes tallied his 20th goal of the season Tuesday night, but it wasn't to help the Blurs withstand a 5-2 loss to Montreal.

Backes has now reached the 20-goal mark five times in his career and at just 30 years of age, could certainly repeat the feat a few more times. T.J. Oshie also registered his 17th marker of the campaign in the loss.
Feb 24 - 11:17 PM

Just in case you were worried, David Backes won't face supplemental discipline for his boarding major on Washington's Karl Alzner.

He amassed 15 minutes in penalties Sunday on the play, including a game misconduct, but the NHL felt that was enough. Backes will be able to play on Tuesday against Tampa Bay.
Feb 2 - 6:46 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1David Backes
2Paul Stastny
3Jori Lehtera
4Kyle Brodziak
5Scott Gomez
LW1Alexander Steen
2Jaden Schwartz
3Robby Fabbri
4Magnus Paajarvi
5Steve Ott
RW1Vladimir Tarasenko
2Troy Brouwer
3Scottie Upshall
4Dmitrij Jaskin
5Patrik Berglund
6Ryan Reaves
D1Kevin Shattenkirk
2Alex Pietrangelo
3Jay Bouwmeester
4Colton Parayko
5Carl Gunnarsson
6Robert Bortuzzo
7Joel Edmundson
G1Jake Allen
2Brian Elliott