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42 David Backes RW

Boston Bruins

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
39%18%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
14193325315:01
Latest News
  • Bruins' David Backes: Dealing with concussion

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/9/18) It has been confirmed that Backes sustained a concussion in Game 5 of the Bruins' second-round playoff series against the Lightning, Matt Kalman of NHL.com reports.

    Per Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston, Backes is still experiencing some concussion symptoms, but with the entire offseason ahead of him, the veteran power forward should be fine long before the Bruins' next campaign commences. The 34-year-old logged 14 goals and 33 points in 57 games this past season, numbers that don't quite match up with his $6 million salary. That said, Backes doesn't shortchange the Bruins in terms of grit, mental/physical toughness and leadership. He's under contract with the team for three more seasons and figures to mostly work on Boston's third line in 2018-19.

    Bruins' David Backes: Injured in Game 5

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/6/18) Backes (undisclosed) is not on the bench to start the third period of Sunday's Game 5 contest against the Lightning, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.

    Backes collided with Lightning forward J.T. Miller and needed to be helped off the ice and back to the locker room. The team later announced that he would miss the rest of the afternoon. Further updates concerning his injury and its severity should be available after the game.

    Bruins' David Backes: Logs helper in Game 7

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/26/18) Backes logged an assist in 12:47 worth of ice time in Wednesday's series-clinching 7-4 win over the Maple Leafs.

    Backes finished up the series with two goals and three points in seven games, to go along with a minus-three rating. The 6-foot-3, 221-pounder heads into the Bruins' second-round series against the Lightning entrenched as a member of the team's third line. While he's not counted on to lead the charge offensively these days, the 33-year-old power forward can still provide secondary scoring, while bringing valued grit and leadership to the table for Boston.

    Bruins' David Backes: Pots Game 5 goal

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/22/18) Backes scored a goal Saturday during a 4-3 loss in Game 5 against Toronto.

    The tally was Backes' second goal of the series and although he's still searching for his first assist, he's provided a strong physical presence reeling off 17 hits throughout the first five games. With the acquisition of Rick Nash, Backes is now seemingly stuck on the third forward line which limits his offensive opportunities, but he still is coming out with the second power-play unit and averaging 2:08 of time on the man advantage per game. The veteran is no stranger to postseason play and recently reeled off 14 points (seven goals, seven assists) in 20 games during a 2015-16 run with St. Louis, and although those strong numbers are unlikely with him on the third line, Backes should continue to fill the scoresheet with his hits even if he's not pitching in points.

    Bruins' David Backes: Collects two helpers in OT loss

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/1/18) Backes recorded two assists during Sunday's 4-3 overtime loss to Philadelphia.

    The veteran has now collected three helpers through three games since returning from a leg injury March 27. Backes has only suited up for 53 contests this season, and his 12 goals and 19 assists probably aren't serviceable marks outside of deep settings. However, he has 51 PIM and 129 hits, so he carries more value in formats including those categories. It's also worth noting that Backes entered Sunday's game with an impressive 55.9 Corsi For percentage, so his real-world contributions to the Bruins in all facets of the game shouldn't be underestimated.

 
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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
8582372945316962429044424484
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
198511.915408:25214972066:031249:0510913321357
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
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NHL Experience: