St. Louis Blues

 
David Backes
current status: On roster
Birth Date:May 1, 1984 (32 years old)
Place of Birth:Minneapolis, MN
Shoots:R
Experience:9 years
Drafted:Drafted by St. Louis in 2003 (2/62).
HOT
4 pts in last 2 GP
Season Stats
GP G A Pts +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG TOI S PtsPG
YTD 79 21 24 45 4 83 8 0 3 19:13 168 0.57
Playoffs 10 5 3 8 2 0 2 0 3 19:41 13 0.80
Scouting Report
Assets: Plays a great shutdown role and two-way game. Has size, hockey sense, a nose for the net and plenty of grit and determination. Is a tremendous body checker. Can play both center and wing.
Flaws: Sometimes, he is too aggressive and gets caught out of position or takes bad penalties. His scoring lacks consistency, though he has improved in all areas of the game over time.
Career Potential: Versatile veteran shutdown forward.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NHL Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game 2010-11
WCHA Third All-Star Team 2004-05
WCHA All-Rookie Team 2003-04
Olympic Olympic Silver Medal 2010 (USA)

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