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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: 588GP, 165-202-367, 794 PIM 2014-15 Season Stats: Home: 10GP, 4-3-7 Road: 10GP, 2-1-3 Trend: 50% or better on faceoffs in 12 of last 13 (104/176, 59% overall during that stretch) Quick Hits -Shares 3rd overall with 5 power play goals -Recorded his second career hat trick on Mar. 25, 2014 in TOR...set a new career high with 5 GWG last reg. season -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

When somebody goes out and is there to score goals, but is also there to make some big hits, fight, do all of those things, and he has a great mustache, it was great to see him get that hit and get everybody going.

— Colin Wilson on teammate Eric Nystrom, who scored a goal in Predators' win vs. Kings
2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series