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2015 NHL Draft
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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)
Backes led his team with 28 shots and added a goal and four assists at the 2009 World Championships to be named one of the three best U.S. players for the tournament.

He has represented the United States at the last three World Championships (2007, 2008, 2009), recording two goals, seven assists and 74 penalty minutes.

Quote of the Day

He's, believe it or not, actually one of my favorite guys, and I've ended up trading him twice. I appreciate what he's done. He was one year away from being an unrestricted free agent, and I felt with this opportunity, that it was a chance that we were able to get somebody for him in Nick Bonino and Adam Clendening.

— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on forward Brandon Sutter