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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 +/-
66 16 19 35 -1
Career
GP G A P +/-
793 222 273 495 64
  • 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 66 16 19 35 -1 65 2 6 0 0 2 0 155 10.3
NHL Career 793 222 273 495 64 1,034 60 117 4 9 28 2 1,805 12.3
Season GP G A P +/- PIM PPG PPP SHG SHP GWG OTG S S%
2016-2017 66 16 19 35 -1 65 2 6 0 0 2 0 155 10.3
NHL Career 793 222 273 495 64 1,034 60 117 4 9 28 2 1,805 12.3
Last 5 games
Opponent Date G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG S Shifts TOI
TBL MAR 23 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 1 23 15:20
OTT MAR 21 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 1 19 14:00
TOR MAR 20 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 19 13:57
EDM MAR 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 21 15:00
CGY MAR 15 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 19 11:44
Opponent Date G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG S Shifts TOI
TBL MAR 23 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 1 23 15:20
OTT MAR 21 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 1 19 14:00
TOR MAR 20 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 19 13:57
EDM MAR 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 21 15:00
CGY MAR 15 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 19 11:44

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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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