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2014 NHL Draft
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)
Reg. Season Career as a Blue: 568GP, 159-198-357, 782PIM
2013-14 Season Stats: Home: 38GP, 14-16-30  Road: 37GP, 13-14-27
2013-14 Postseason: 3GP, 0-1-1, 2 PIM
Quick Hits
-Led the Blues with 8 hits in his return to the lineup in Game 5 (out for Games 3 and 4)
-Recorded his second career hat trick on Mar. 25 in TOR...set a new career high with 5 GWG this reg. season
-During the reg. season, ranked 3rd overall with 273 hits...it is the 6th time he has reached 200 hits in a single-season
-1 of 4 players since 2008-09 with over 1,000 hits and 200 pts (Alex Ovechkin, Ryan Callahan, Dustin Brown)
-Served his 700th career PIM on Nov. 23 vs. DAL, becoming the 12th Blue in club history to reach that plateau

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)
Quote of the Day

When we started our journey we made a commitment to our fans to be relevant and to see the Chicago Blackhawks become the best professional hockey organization. There are not two finer symbols of that than Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. The commitment we have made to these incredible young men is equal to the commitment they have made to our team, our fans, our entire organization and the city of Chicago.

— Chicago Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz on signing Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane to contract extensions