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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: 602GP, 168-205-373, 822 PIM 2014-15 Season Stats: Home: 16GP, 5-5-10 Road: 18GP, 4-2-6 Trend: Shares 9th overall with 6 PPG 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 -Became the 10th player in Blues history to appear in 600 games with the franchise on Dec. 20 at SJS -1 of 2 players since 2008-09 with over 1,000 hits and 300 pts (Alex Ovechkin) -in 2013-14, ranked 3rd overall with 273 hits...it was the 6th time he has reached 200 hits in a single-season -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's always a little bit weird, but it moves on. They've got a good team, and they played well tonight. I think that's just part of it.

— Peter Laviolette on facing his former team (Flyers) for the first time since his departure