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