David Backes#42 • RW
- Status: In training camp
- Height: 6'3
- Weight: 215 lbs.
- Shoots: R
- Experience: 13 years
- Birthdate: May 1, 1984 (35 years)
- Birthplace: Minneapolis, MN
- Drafted: Drafted by St. Louis in 2003 (2/62).
- Acquired: Acquired as a free agent in 2016.
|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 wing and center. 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.|
|Long Range Potential:|
|Big, versatile veteran forward.|
|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)|