Atlantic Division RANK: 5
Record: 8-7-0 NHL rank: 25
David Backes#42 • RW
- Status: Colon surgery, injured reserve
- Height: 6'3
- Weight: 221 lbs.
- Shoots: R
- Experience: 11 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
|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.|
|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.|
|Versatile veteran shutdown forward.|
Career Honors & Awards
|NHL||Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game||2010-11|
|WCHA||Third All-Star Team||2004-05|
|Olympic||Olympic Silver Medal||2010 (USA)|