Atlantic Division RANK: 4
Record: 42-31-5 NHL rank: 16

David Backes

C
  • Status: In training camp
  • 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.
Season stats
  • Team Bruins
  • GP 79
  • G 21
  • A 24
  • Pts 45
  • +/- 4
  • PIM 83
  • PPG 8
  • SHG 0
  • GWG 3
  • TOI 19:13
  • S 168
  • PtsPG 0.57

2015-16 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 20 7 7 14 1 8 3 0 3 18:40 36 0.70

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)