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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

You could feel it. You could feel that they were going after each other and trying to win the game for their team.

— Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom on Game 2 of the 2009 Eastern Conference Semifinals, in which Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin and Penguins forward Sidney Crosby each scored hat tricks
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