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David Backes
NUMBER: 42 BIRTHDATE: May 1, 1984  (AGE 30)
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Minneapolis, MN, United States
WEIGHT: 221 DRAFTED: STL / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 2nd   (62nd overall)
Regular Season Career as a Blue: 629GP, 179-219-398, 870 PIM 2014-15 Season Stats: Home: 31GP, 10-14-24 Road: 30GP, 10-7-17 Trend: 3-2-5 in last 10 games...11-11-22 in last 23 games Quick Hits -Shares 8th overall with 9 PPG this season -Recorded pts in a career-best 9 consecutive games (8-8-16) from Jan. 6-30 -Posted his 2nd career 4-goal game and 3rd career hat trick Jan. 6 in ARI...Joins Brett Hull as the only Blues with two 4-goal games in club history -Named the NHL's First Star for the week ending Jan. 11 -Became the 10th player in Blues history to appear in 600 games with the franchise on Dec. 20 at SJS -In 2013-14, ranked 3rd overall with 273 hits...it was the 6th time he has reached 200 hits in a single-season -Since entering the League (2006-07), he is 1 of 3 players with at least 1,700 hits and 300 points (Dustin Brown, Alex Ovechkin)
USHL First All-Star Team (2003) WCHA All-Rookie Team (2004) WCHA Second All-Star Team (2006) NCAA West Second All-American Team (2006) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2011)
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Quote of the Day

I don't have a crystal ball. Predicting is a real complicated thing. If we stay healthy, have enough depth and get the good goaltending we think we're going to have, you can go all the way. But a lot of things have to happen. There's going to be a lot of teams that think the same thing. Everyone made deals. We're all are optimistic about where we'll end up.

— Rangers general manager Glen Sather after being asked if he's constructed a team that can win the Stanley Cup before their 4-1 win against the Predators on Monday
2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series GigaPixel