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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: 670GP, 185-237-426, 909 PIM Last Game: 1 assist, +2 and won 8 of 12 faceoffs on Monday in BUF Quick Hits -9 points in his last 12 games (5g, 4a) -Ranks 6th overall with 76 hits this season (1. Matt Martin, 109) -In his 10th season with the Blues -Recorded pts in a career-best 9 consecutive games (8-8-16) from Jan. 6-30, 2015 -Posted his 2nd career 4-goal game and 3rd career hat trick Jan. 6, 2015 in ARI...Joins Brett Hull as the only Blues with two 4-goal games in club history
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

Yeah, I guess so. That empty-netter was pretty lucky, but I'll take it.

— Senators forward Mike Hoffman when asked if his two-goal game was a good way to celebrate his 26th birthday
World Cup of Hockey 2016