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David Backes C

Boston Bruins

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
80%49%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
21244548319:01
Latest News
  • Bruins' David Backes: Leaves St. Louis for Boston

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (7/1/16) Backes signed a five-year, $30 million contract with the Bruins on Friday, Sportsnet reports.

    Backes will leave the Blues after spending his first 10 seasons in St. Louis. In Boston, he'll be the favorite for the lion's share of ice time at right wing ahead of David Pastrnak and Jimmy Hayes.

    Blues' David Backes: Wants to remain in St. Louis

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/28/16) Backes has a chance to test the open market as an unrestricted free agent this summer, but he said there's "no question" that he wishes to stay with the Blues, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.

    Backes doesn't know what it's like to play for a different organization as his 10-year career has been spent exclusively with the Blues. The 32-year-old just finished out a five-year, $22.5 million deal, paying big dividends in the postseason. In the conference semifinals, facing the Stars, the two-way winger racked up eight points in seven games and scored on 30 percent of his shot attempts. He wasn't quite as electric offensively versus the Sharks in the subsequent playoff round but still managed 36 hits through seven more contests. Backes has 460 points (206 goals, 254 assists) in 727 career games and remains one of the most dependable fantasy options in the entire league. It would be interesting to see how his perceived value would trend if he ends up with another team, though we can cross that bridge if an extension cannot be reached.

    Blues' David Backes: Returns from undisclosed injury

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/24/16) Backed (undisclosed) returned to action in Monday's Game 5 against San Jose after he sat out the final two periods of Game 4. He had six hits, two blocked shots, two shots on goal and an assist in 16:32 of ice time in a 6-3 loss to the Sharks.

    The playing time is off Backes' average during this postseason (18:37), but the Blues captain played his typical game, showing up in all three zones. Backes and the Blues head to San Jose, down three games to two, for Game 6 on Wednesday.

    Blues' David Backes: Available to play in Game 5

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/23/16) Backes (undisclosed) will play in Monday's Game 5 against the Sharks, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

    It remains unclear what type of injury Backes was dealing with, but after going through warm-ups prior to Game 5 on Monday, Backes is expected to take the ice. Backes has notched seven goals and six assists over 18 playoff games this post-season, so his return, as well as the return of Robby Fabbri, is great news for the Blues, who remain locked in a 2-2 series with the Sharks.

    Blues' David Backes: Game-time decision Monday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/23/16) Backes (undisclosed) will warm-up with the team prior to Game 5 on Monday before a decision is made regarding his availability against the Sharks.

    With coach Ken Hitchcock remaining tight lipped about the nature of Backes's injury, it is difficult to determine whether or not these are head games being played by the bench boss or if there is something more serious going on with the 32-year-old. In the postseason, the winger has racked up 13 points in 18 contests and his absence from the lineup would be a significant blow to the Blues.

  • April 12, 2015: Tarasenko, Steen return, Blues top Wild 4-2
    ST. LOUIS (AP) Vladimir Tarasenko and Alexander Steen looked as if they're ready for the playoffs.
    April 5, 2015: Blues edge Blackhawks 2-1 to move into 1st in Central
    CHICAGO (AP) Olli Jokinen and David Backes scored in the second period as the St. Louis Blues beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Sunday night for their third straight win to move into first place in the Central Division.
    April 5, 2015: Blues edge Blackhawks 2-1 to move into 1st in Central
    CHICAGO (AP) Olli Jokinen and David Backes scored in the second period as the St. Louis Blues beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Sunday night for their third straight win to move into first place in the Central Division.
    April 3, 2015: Blues' Backes Has Assist In Win
    Backes picked up an assist on the power play Tuesday in a 4-1 win over Calgary. He also picked two PIM, took one shot, delivered two hits, and blocked a shot in the contest.The Blues' captain is finishing off a fine season in which he has posted 55 points while topping 100 PIM and 200 hits. Backes' value takes a hit in leagues where those secondary contributions don't count, but where they do his is a top-tier forward.
    April 3, 2015: LOOK: Blues to wear Cardinals jerseys during pregame warmups
    The St. Louis Blues will wear St. Louis Cardinals themed hockey jerseys during warmups before their April 11 home game.
 
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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2006-07St. Louis49101323620201214
2007-08St. Louis72131831-1130203037
2008-09St. Louis82312354-36210212265
2009-10St. Louis79173148-45030504561
2010-11St. Louis82313162325020506632
2011-12St. Louis82243054158240658695
2012-13St. Louis486222851010477435
2013-14St. Louis742730571410050621580
2014-15St. Louis80263258710030617513
2015-16St. Louis7921244548030620572
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MORE CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2006-07St. Louis8911.2657:20922119:560:54371016
2007-08St. Louis12910.11056:251464156:2133:23995227
2008-09St. Louis20814.91450:322054208:38177:001655449
2009-10St. Louis16310.41445:452031199:12182:401066133
2010-11St. Louis21114.71615:532137221:00143:57933134
2011-12St. Louis23410.31639:502394197:06147:211011238
2012-13St. Louis1006.0941:201403106:5784:24620126
2013-14St. Louis16516.41446:332025196:01141:251191437
2014-15St. Louis18314.21491:172209193:29145:161042332
2015-16St. Louis16812.51519:112173197:04142:22833034
165012.513264:06188121795:441198:429692718326
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2008-09St. Louis4123100002234
2011-12St. Louis9224-500008965
2012-13St. Louis6123000007248
2013-14St. Louis4011-300004245
2014-15St. Louis6112200006259
2015-16St. Louis20771413030101115
49121527-43030388366
MORE POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2008-09St. Louis119.191:4213420:0710:0810005
2011-12St. Louis1216.7182:5028621:3420:5718014
2012-13St. Louis195.3123:1218310:4511:440000
2013-14St. Louis70.093:4515617:357:332001
2014-15St. Louis1010.0114:361739:407:142001
2015-16St. Louis3619.4373:2557332:4231:238004
9512.6979:301505112:2388:59400115
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/221
Birthdate:
5/1/1984
Age:
32
Hometown:
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Team:
Boston Bruins
School:
Minnesota State
NHL Experience:
10
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