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David Backes
NUMBER: 42 BIRTHDATE: May 1, 1984  (AGE 31)
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: 648GP, 180-231-415, 886 PIM Trend: Quick Hits -Matched a playoff career high with 2 points (1-1-2) and a +2 rating in Game 4 -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
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

It's not just going to happen on its own. We have to have guys commit to the areas we need to improve on. We're going to be better than last year but there is still a long way to go. But I really like the pieces and where we're headed.

— Sabres forward Tyler Ennis on the progress of Buffalo's rebuilding process