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42 David Backes RW

Boston Bruins

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
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Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
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Latest News
  • Bruins' David Backes: Works on third line

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (10/7/18) Backes skated on the Bruins' third line at practice Sunday.

    Early on this season, coach Bruce Cassidy continues to tinker with his line combos, so it looks like Backes could center Danton Heinen and Andres Bjork in Monday's game against the Senators. With Backes moving up in the lineup, Sean Kuraly worked on the Bruins' fourth line at practice Sunday, per Matt Porter of The Boston Globe. If Backes clicks with Heinen and Bjork, it would help solidify the team's third line, which has been a work in progress as the Cassidy seeks to to fill the void created by the free agent loss of pivot Riley Nash.

    Bruins' David Backes: Logs 16:31 in ice time Thursday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (10/5/18) Backes saw 16:31 of ice time (including 1:13 on the power play) in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Sabres.

    Backes worked on the fourth line Thursday, yet he still finished second among the Bruins' forwards in terms of ice time. Wherever he plays in the lineup, the veteran forward will be counted on to provide leadership, physicality and secondary scoring. Through two games, Backes has logged two shots, two PIM and four hits.

    Bruins' David Backes: Throws body around in blowout loss

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (10/4/18) Backes was responsible for three of the Bruins' 28 hits in Wednesday's 7-0 loss to the Capitals while adding one shot on goal and a minor penalty.

    Backes came out even in plus-minus despite the lopsided score, although he was part of his team's abysmal penalty kill that let up four power-play goals on six chances. He will be expected to continue racking up the hits after coming in fifth on the team in that category with 137 last season. Backes should also get chances to chip in offensively while playing with Ryan Donato on the third line, and even saw 1:28 of playing time on the power play during Wednesday's loss.

    Bruins' David Backes: Sheds 10 pounds

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (9/12/18) Backes dropped 10 pounds this offseason, Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston reports.

    The 34-year-old forward hopes that trimming down some gives him a bit of extra speed to supplement his power game. Backes is coming off a 2017-18 season in which he logged 14 goals and 33 points in 57 games, and while top-six duty isn't likely on tap for him, the Bruins would certainly welcome an uptick in production from Backes, who's expected to anchor the team's third line.

    Bruins' David Backes: Looking forward to clean slate

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (8/18/18) Backes, who dealt with a number of issues and missed 25 games last year, is confident that he won't have a similar fate this coming season, NHL.com reports. "There's no doubt in my mind," he said. "I'd put money on it, that this year is better."

    This is exactly what Backes' fantasy owners want to hear after the veteran dealt with colon surgery, a lacerated leg, a three-game suspension for interference and even a concussion during the Stanley Cup playoffs. The versatile power forward will be entering his age-34 season with a chip on his shoulder based on his series of misfortunes from the 2017-18 campaign. He still added 14 goals and 19 assists to complement six power-play points over 57 games, so expect a safe floor of 20 points from Backes given that he's determined to play out the entire schedule in what will be his 13th NHL season.

 
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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
2016-17Boston74172138220206063
2017-18Boston5714193322010125117
2018-19Boston5000200002118
8632372945317162429044634502
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
2016-17Boston1759.71266:471571158:2439:32693122
2017-18Boston1608.8877:321114111:5510:5153329
2018-19Boston70.074:06987:434:054002
199211.915482:31215952073:461253:1010953321359
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2008-09St. Louis4123100002234
2011-12St. Louis9224-500008965
2012-13St. Louis6123000007248
2013-14St. Louis4011-300004245
2014-15St. Louis6112200006259
2015-16St. Louis20771413030101115
2016-17Boston613420000117
2017-18Boston12213-62010710
67151934-85040406383
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
2016-17Boston147.1106:081458:040:052001
2017-18Boston229.1156:4621416:290:1119107
13111.51242:241864136:5689:15611123
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/221
Birthdate:
5/1/1984
Age:
34
Hometown:
Minneapolis, MN
Team:
Boston Bruins
School:

NHL Experience: