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David Backes honored at Cardinals baseball game

St. Louis fans give former Blues captain standing ovation day he signs with Bruins

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Backes honored at Cards game

Cards say farewell to former Blues captain Backes

The Cardinals say farewell to former Blues captain, and fan favorite, David Backes, who spent 10 seasons with St. Louis

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St. Louis is regarded for having some of the best fans in professional sports, and they showed again why Friday by honoring David Backes at a St. Louis Cardinals game.

The longtime captain of the Blues, who signed a five-year, $30 million contract with the Boston Bruins on Friday, was greeted with a standing ovation at Busch Stadium when he was shown on the scoreboard at the Cardinals game against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Backes, a second-round pick (No. 32) by the Blues at the 2003 NHL Draft, had played for them for 10 seasons and been captain since 2011. He posted a bittersweet note on Twitter on Friday acknowledging St. Louis as his home.

Tweet from @dbackes42: A great mixture of emotions and thankful for an amazing decade of my life! Farewell @StLouisBlues #BleedBlue pic.twitter.com/AyYSSOqj06

But don't worry Boston. The center, who has 460 points in 727 regular-season games, is turning his attention to helping the Bruins.

Tweet from @dbackes42: As one chapter ends, another one begins. Excited to get to the Hub and get started with the @NHLBruins. #titletown #wicked #DunkinDonuts

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