Atlantic Division RANK: 2
Record: 50-20-6 NHL rank: 4

David Backes

#42 • RW
  • Status: Off season
  • Height: 6'3
  • Weight: 221 lbs.
  • Shoots: R
  • Experience: 12 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.
2017-18 Season Stats
GP G A Pts +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG TOI S PtsPG
YTD 57 14 19 33 2 53 2 0 1 15:24 160 0.58
Playoffs 12 2 1 3 -6 19 2 0 1 13:04 22 0.25
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)