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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: 568GP, 159-198-357, 782PIM
2014-15 Season Stats: Home: 0GP, 0-0-0  Road: 0GP, 0-0-0
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Quick Hits
-Recorded his second career hat trick on Mar. 25, 2014 in TOR...set a new career high with 5 GWG last reg. season
-in 2013-14, 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, 2013 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

It was pretty unbelievable...I think (my family in France) is pretty much in front of the TV right now. I don't think I have to wake them up.

— 29-year-old Flyers forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare after scoring his first NHL goal
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