Atlantic Division RANK: 4
Record: 38-30-4 NHL rank: 16

David Backes

#42 • RW
  • Status: On roster
  • Height: 6'3
  • Weight: 221 lbs.
  • Shoots: R
  • Experience: 10 years
  • Birthdate: May 1, 1984
  • Birthplace: Minneapolis, MN
  • Drafted: Drafted by St. Louis in 2003 (2/62).
  • Acquired: Acquired as a free agent in 2016.
2016-17 Season Stats
GP G A Pts +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG TOI S PtsPG
YTD 66 16 19 35 -1 65 2 0 2 17:07 155 0.53
On Pace 74 18 21 39 -1 73 2 0 2 17:07 174 0.53
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, and he has a tendency of going into prolonged scoring slumps in the NHL.
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)