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David Backes | #42

RW | 6' 3" | 221 lb | Age: 32 | Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
2016-2017 Regular Season
GP G A P +/-
53 12 16 28 -6
Career
GP G A P +/-
780 218 270 488 59
  • David Backes
  • Born: May 1, 1984
  • Birthplace: Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • Shoots: Right
  • Draft: 2003 STL, 2nd rd, 32nd pk (62nd overall)
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Season GP G A P +/- PIM PPG PPP SHG SHP GWG OTG S S%
2016-2017 53 12 16 28 -6 54 2 6 0 0 1 0 134 9
NHL Career 780 218 270 488 59 1,023 60 117 4 9 27 2 1,784 12.2
Season GP G A P +/- PIM PPG PPP SHG SHP GWG OTG S S%
2016-2017 53 12 16 28 -6 54 2 6 0 0 1 0 134 9
NHL Career 780 218 270 488 59 1,023 60 117 4 9 27 2 1,784 12.2
Last 5 games
Opponent Date G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG S Shifts TOI
LAK FEB 23 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 25 19:40
ANA FEB 22 0 2 2 3 0 0 0 1 22 16:25
SJS FEB 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 22 17:18
MTL FEB 12 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 22 17:28
VAN FEB 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 20 18:42
Opponent Date G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG S Shifts TOI
LAK FEB 23 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 25 19:40
ANA FEB 22 0 2 2 3 0 0 0 1 22 16:25
SJS FEB 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 22 17:18
MTL FEB 12 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 22 17:28
VAN FEB 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 20 18:42

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They had, over the course of a decade, become identified with one another.

The St. Louis Blues had drafted Backes, developed him, and fully acknowledged what they'd be relinquishing should he exit, but were unwilling to commit long term to a 32-year-old player. Backes wanted a measure of security. Unrestricted free agency provided that leverage.

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