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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 +/-
54 12 17 29 -3
Career
GP G A P +/-
781 218 271 489 62
  • 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 54 12 17 29 -3 59 2 6 0 0 1 0 135 8.9
NHL Career 781 218 271 489 62 1,028 60 117 4 9 27 2 1,785 12.2
Season GP G A P +/- PIM PPG PPP SHG SHP GWG OTG S S%
2016-2017 54 12 17 29 -3 59 2 6 0 0 1 0 135 8.9
NHL Career 781 218 271 489 62 1,028 60 117 4 9 27 2 1,785 12.2
Last 5 games
Opponent Date G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG S Shifts TOI
DAL FEB 26 0 1 1 3 5 0 0 1 21 15:42
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
Opponent Date G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG S Shifts TOI
DAL FEB 26 0 1 1 3 5 0 0 1 21 15:42
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

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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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