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David Backes

32-Year-Old Right Wing – Boston Bruins

2015-16 NHL Stats

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21

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24

PP Pts

13

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4

PIM

83

2016-17 NHL Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

After bidding adieu to productive winger Loui Eriksson in free agency the Bruins pulled something of a surprising move, inking Backes to a five-year deal worth $6 million annually that is slated to keep the 32-year-old forward in black and gold until heís 38. Regardless of t...

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SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 221   DOB: 5/1/1984   BORN: Minneapolis, Minnesota   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd, #62 Overall in 2003   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a five-year, $30 million contract with the Bruins in July of 2016.

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Backes signed a five-year, $30 million contract with the Bruins on Friday, Sportsnet reports.

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David Backes NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2006-07 22 49 10 13 23 6 37 89 11.2 2 0 2 0 2
2007-08 23 72 13 18 31 -11 99 129 10.1 2 0 3 0 3
2008-09 24 82 31 23 54 -3 165 208 14.9 1 2 17:41 6 5 11 2:33 204 52
2009-10 25 79 17 31 48 -4 106 163 10.4 3 0 18:18 5 3 8 2:31 266 60
2010-11 26 NHL STL 82 31 31 62 32 93 211 14.7 2 0 19:42 5 10 15 2:42 213 40
2011-12 27 NHL STL 82 24 30 54 15 101 234 10.3 4 2 20:00 8 9 17 2:40 226 72
2012-13 28 NHL STL 48 6 22 28 5 62 100 6.0 1 0 19:37 1 4 5 2:27 158 41
2013-14 29 NHL STL 74 27 30 57 14 119 165 16.4 5 0 19:33 10 6 16 2:53 273 56
2014-15 30 NHL STL 80 26 32 58 7 104 183 14.2 3 0 18:38 10 6 16 2:32 227 87
2015-16 31 NHL STL 79 21 24 45 4 83 168 12.5 3 0 19:14 8 5 13 2:55 239 63
2016-17 Proj 32 NHL BOS 79 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for David Backes

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David Backes – Playing Time Overview

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2015-16 Time On Ice Stats

19:14

Average Time On Ice

On average, David Backes was on the ice for 19:14.

2:55

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, David Backes was on the ice for 2:55 during power plays.

2:12

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, David Backes was on the ice for 2:12 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2013-14 19:33 2:53 2:01
2014-15 18:38 2:32 1:54
2015-16 19:14 2:55 2:12

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   David Backes
Calculate Stats Over Any Time Period Just click on any two dates to see the totals.
Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 9 OTT Did Not Play
Apr 7 DET Did Not Play
Apr 5 CAR Did Not Play
Apr 3 @CHI 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 100.0 0 0 16:54 2:33
Apr 1 @STL 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 2 0 19:37 3:53
Mar 29 @NJD 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 2 50.0 1 0 16:58 2:09
Mar 26 @TOR 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 17:01 0:00
Mar 24 FLA Did Not Play
Mar 23 @NYR Did Not Play
Mar 19 @LOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 18:00 3:25
Mar 18 @ANA Did Not Play
Mar 15 @SAN Did Not Play
Mar 12 NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 20:45 2:07
Mar 10 CAR Did Not Play
Mar 8 @TAM Did Not Play
Mar 7 @FLA Did Not Play
Mar 5 WAS Did Not Play
Mar 3 CHI Did Not Play
Mar 1 CGY 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 6 0.0 1 0 21:00 3:42
Feb 28 TAM 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 5 0 20:46 2:19
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Feb 26 @CAR Did Not Play
Feb 24 PIT Did Not Play
Feb 22 CLM 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 4 25.0 4 1 19:18 3:02
Feb 20 @DAL 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 4 2 19:18 3:14
Feb 18 @NAS 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 0 19:42 5:47
Feb 16 @CLM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 19:12 4:14
Feb 14 @DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 18:38 3:21
Feb 13 @MIN Did Not Play
Feb 11 @WPG Did Not Play
Feb 9 LOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 3 18:59 3:16
Feb 6 BUF 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 2 21:49 4:54
Feb 4 @BUF 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 18:51 0:49
Feb 2 TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 21:10 2:35
Jan 26 ANA Did Not Play
Jan 25 @PHI Did Not Play
Jan 23 CLM Did Not Play
Jan 21 VAN Did Not Play
Jan 19 @MON Did Not Play
Jan 16 TOR 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 1 18:34 2:15
Jan 15 @BUF Did Not Play
Jan 13 @PHI Did Not Play
Jan 11 @NYR Did Not Play
Jan 9 @OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 20:09 3:46
Jan 8 @NJD 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 21:11 2:03
Jan 5 WAS Did Not Play
Jan 1 MON Did Not Play
Dec 29 OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 6 0 22:16 3:42
Dec 27 @OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 1 18:19 2:14
Dec 26 BUF 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 22:13 4:12
Dec 22 STL 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 2 17:38 0:36
Dec 20 NJD Did Not Play
Dec 18 @PIT Did Not Play
Dec 16 PIT Did Not Play
Dec 14 EDM Did Not Play
Dec 12 FLA 1 1 2 2 5 1 0 0 2 50.0 1 2 16:51 2:38
Dec 9 @MON Did Not Play
Dec 7 NAS Did Not Play
Dec 5 @VAN 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 4 0.0 4 0 18:46 0:57
Dec 4 @CGY 0 0 0 -1 4 0 0 0 4 0.0 7 1 21:30 2:22
Dec 2 @EDM Did Not Play
Nov 27 NYR Did Not Play
Nov 25 @DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 6 0 16:45 1:16
Nov 23 @TOR 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 3 15:13 0:00
Nov 21 TOR 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 5 0 18:29 1:34
Nov 19 MIN 0 1 1 -1 2 0 1 0 0 0.0 7 1 20:38 2:44
Nov 17 SAN 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 3 22:36 2:21
Nov 14 DET 0 0 0 -1 7 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 0 16:56 2:57
Nov 12 COL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 3 1 21:40 3:38
Nov 8 @NYI Did Not Play
Nov 7 @MON 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 20:50 2:20
Nov 5 @WAS Did Not Play
Nov 3 DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 5 0 20:41 3:57
Oct 31 @TAM 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 66.7 3 3 21:59 0:46
Oct 30 @FLA Did Not Play
Oct 27 ARI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 1 19:53 2:19
Oct 23 @NYI Did Not Play
Oct 21 PHI Did Not Play
Oct 17 @ARI Did Not Play
Oct 14 @COL Did Not Play
Oct 12 TAM Did Not Play
Oct 10 MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 18:45 2:44
Oct 8 WPG 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 1 19:35 3:44

David Backes: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Backes has a chance to test the open market as an unrestricted free agent this summer, but said there's "no question" about his desire to stay with the Blues, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.

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Backed (undisclosed) returned to action in Monday's Game 5 against San Jose after he sat out the final two periods of Game 4. He had six hits, two blocked shots, two shots on goal and an assist in 16:32 of ice time in a 6-3 loss to the Sharks.

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Backes (undisclosed) will play in Monday's Game 5 against the Sharks, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Backes (undisclosed) will warm up with the team prior to Game 5 on Monday before a decision is made regarding his availability against the Sharks.

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Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock said he'll know more about Backes' undisclosed injury in the next couple of days, but expects him to be ready for Game 5 on Monday, according to Curtis Pashelka of the Bay Area News Group.

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Backes (undisclosed) did not skate a shift in the second or third period of Saturday's game.

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Backes (undisclosed) did not skate a shift in the second period of Saturday night's game against the Sharks, according to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.

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Backes had a team-high 11 hits and scored his seventh postseason goal in Sunday's win over the Sharks in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final.

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Backes tallied a goal and an assist in Wednesday's emphatic 6-1 victory over the Stars.

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Backes notched two goals -- one on the power play -- and amassed nine hits during Tuesday's 6-1 victory over the Stars in Game 3.

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Backes scored the overtime goal and also provided an assist in Sunday's Game 2 win over the Stars.

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Backes scored 9:04 into overtime Wednesday to break a scoreless tie and win Game 1 against the Blackhawks.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2015-16

Backes remained one of the league's most productive power forwards in 2014-15, collecting 26 goals, 58 points, 227 hits, and 104 PIM. The multi-category output makes Backes an attractive target in any format that counts some of those peripheral statistics, but in more standard leagues, it's difficult to try and pin down his value. The Blues captain heads into this season with a surprising number of questions about his future role, as coach Ken Hitchcock has openly discussed moving Backes from center to right wing, or even out of the team's top-six forward ranks altogether, if one of the teamís young players or prospects steps up to earn a spot during training camp. It could be a motivational ploy to keep those guys (or Backes) hungry, but it would certainly harm the veteran's offensive potential not to play alongside an excellent scorer like Alex Steen. Backes' situation will bear monitoring during training camp, and he could start to slide down draft boards if he loses his hold on a top-six spot.

2014-15

Although the spotlight seemed to shine on linemates Alexander Steen and T.J. Oshie more often during the Bluesí 52-win season, Backes was the engine that made everything click, providing leadership, his usual reliable defense, and a superb 27 goals and 30 assists in 74 games. The 57-point output was the second-highest of Backesí career, and a personal best was in sight until a broken toe limited his availability during the seasonís final couple of weeks and seemed to compromise his effectiveness when he returned to action in the playoffs. Now presumably healthy entering his eighth season, Backes wouldnít seem to have much room for growth in the scoring column, especially after the offseason signing of prized center Paul Stastny, who could cut into the captainís ice time. Even with some regression in his point total, expect Backes to carry additional value in specialty leagues, as the feisty veteran is the rare top-line pivot who can score at a high rate and lay the lumber on the opposition (273 hits, 119 PIM in 2013-14).

2013-14

Backes had a dismal lockout-shortened season last year. The two-time 30-goal scorer mustered only six tallies which amounts to just 10 goals in a full season. But a bounce back season in the forecast. The addition of Maxim Lapierre should allow Backes to focus more on offense and less on defending the other team's top scorers. And the Blues also added center Derek Roy, which has sparked talk of moving Backes to the wing. That could spell multi-position eligibility for a rejuvenated Backes and a return to consistency in all of the fantasy categories.

2012-13

The captain returns to anchor the Blues' top line. Backes entered the NHL as a right winger, but now brings the same power forward mentality to the center position. He led the Blues with 24 goals last season and tied for the team lead with 54 points. It doesn't really matter who lines up with Backes on the first line, as he has established an on-ice rapport with several wingers. He doesn't get a lot of ink, but Backes produces in several categories while maintaining a good plus-minus ratio for the Blues. He'll be a safe, if under the radar, selection in all fantasy formats, especially leagues that reward penalty minutes.

2011-12

Backes re-emerged as a scoring threat on the Blues top line in 2010-11, after a 14-goal drop the previous season. He also joined the 30-30-30 club, scoring 31 goals with 31 assists and a plus-32. Weíre seeing a maturing Backes, who showed a good two-way game and reduced the number of penalty minutes taken for the second straight season while still amongst the league leaders in Hits. Heís central to the Blues going forward after signing a five-year extension and is likely to be named a captain this season. Whether he remains at center or right wing, Backes will see first line minutes as well as time on the power play.

2010-11

It's looking like Backes' 31 goals in 2008-09 was a spike year after he fell back to 17 tallies while his shooting percentage dropped 4.5% last season. At 26, the U.S. Olympian is still young and he's entering the final year of his contract, so there's youth and motivation on his side. The Blues did nothing to upgrade its scoring punch in the offseason, so Backes returns as a top-six forward, most likely skating right wing on the second line.

2009-10

Backes, 25, is another in an impressive corps of young forwards on the Blues, though he didn't come with the pedigree of the others. He finished second behind Brad Boyes in points (54) and goals (31) in 2008-09. His was a season which, much like the Blues finishing in sixth place, was not expected. He really came alive when coach Andy Murray switched him from right-wing to center. He may not be a big gun this time next year, but he's earned the playing time and the chance to center the first line. His game isn't pretty, but there's value in scoring power forwards. Backes amassed a team-high 165 minutes in penalties (ninth in NHL) and is gold in leagues that reward PIM.

2008-09

Backes isn't a finesse player which tempers his upside in fantasy leagues but his physical presence will gain him more ice time and responsibility as he enters his 3rd year with the Blues. He hasnít shown the skill that teammate Keith Tkachuk showed at the same age but they play a similar game and Backes should see more time in the slot on the power play this year, especially if Tkachuk doesnít produce.

2007-08

Backes collected a goal and an assist in his first two games with the Blues last season and never looked back, en route to a respectable 23 points (10 goals, 13 assists) and a plus-six rating for the year. Don't expect too much more out of Backes this season, as his ice time should be more limited with the arrival of guys like Paul Kariya and Brad Boyes. But Backes has proven he has what it takes to be a top-six forward in the NHL, and should be on your longer-term fantasy radar.

2006-07

Backes is expected to spend most of this season in the minors. He'll be a regular NHL'er someday but he's still developing.