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David Backes

31-Year-Old Right Wing – St. Louis Blues

2015-16 NHL Stats

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2015-16 NHL Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

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 standa...

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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, $22.5 million contract extension with the Blues in November 2010.

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Backes chipped in with assists on both St. Louis goals Wednesday in a 2-1 win over Detroit.

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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 56 12 16 28 0 53 105 11.4 3 0 19:24 4 4 8 2:25 177 54
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Time On Ice Stats

19:24

Average Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, David Backes was on the ice for 19:24.

2:25

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, David Backes was on the ice for 2:25 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2013-14 19:33 2:53
2014-15 18:38 2:32
2015-16 19:24 2:25

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   David Backes
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
2016-2Feb 9 WPG 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 3 18:59 3:16
2016-2Feb 6 MIN 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 2 21:49 4:54
2016-2Feb 4 SAN 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 18:51 0:49
2016-2Feb 2 @NAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 21:10 2:35
2016-1Jan 24 @CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 1 15:08 0:41
2016-1Jan 22 @COL 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 22:45 1:41
2016-1Jan 20 @DET 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 7 0 17:10 1:42
2016-1Jan 18 PIT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 1 18:45 2:02
2016-1Jan 16 MON 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 1 18:34 2:15
2016-1Jan 14 CAR 0 0 0 -3 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 2 17:04 4:18
2016-1Jan 12 NJD 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 2 0 20:16 6:04
2016-1Jan 9 @LOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 20:09 3:46
2016-1Jan 8 @ANA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 21:11 2:03
2016-1Jan 6 @COL 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 7 14.3 2 2 18:53 2:03
2016-1Jan 4 OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 19:49 2:51
2016-1Jan 2 @TOR 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 4 1 16:51 0:20
2015-12Dec 31 MIN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 18:09 2:38
2015-12Dec 29 NAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 6 0 22:16 3:42
2015-12Dec 27 @DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 1 18:19 2:14
2015-12Dec 26 DAL 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 22:13 4:12
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2015-12Dec 22 @BOS 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 2 17:38 0:36
2015-12Dec 21 @PHI 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 17:41 1:35
2015-12Dec 19 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 5 3 20:54 0:00
2015-12Dec 17 NAS 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 1 0 19:29 1:46
2015-12Dec 15 @WPG 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 18:40 2:59
2015-12Dec 13 COL 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 3 0 17:08 0:21
2015-12Dec 12 DAL 1 1 2 2 5 1 0 0 2 50.0 1 2 16:51 2:38
2015-12Dec 10 PHI 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 5 1 20:12 1:27
2015-12Dec 8 ARI 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 4 25.0 7 1 20:24 2:23
2015-12Dec 5 TOR 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 4 0.0 4 0 18:46 0:57
2015-12Dec 4 @NYI 0 0 0 -1 4 0 0 0 4 0.0 7 1 21:30 2:22
2015-12Dec 1 FLA 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 1 18:33 2:38
2015-11Nov 28 CLM 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 0 22:29 4:01
2015-11Nov 25 @PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 6 0 16:45 1:16
2015-11Nov 23 @BUF 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 3 15:13 0:00
2015-11Nov 21 DET 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 5 0 18:29 1:34
2015-11Nov 19 BUF 0 1 1 -1 2 0 1 0 0 0.0 7 1 20:38 2:44
2015-11Nov 17 @CLM 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 3 22:36 2:21
2015-11Nov 16 WPG 2 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 3 66.7 0 1 23:47 5:31
2015-11Nov 14 CHI 0 0 0 -1 7 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 0 16:56 2:57
2015-11Nov 12 @NYR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 3 1 21:40 3:38
2015-11Nov 10 @NJD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 5 2 19:04 1:46
2015-11Nov 7 @NAS 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 20:50 2:20
2015-11Nov 4 @CHI 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 2 50.0 2 1 18:19 0:23
2015-11Nov 3 LOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 5 0 20:41 3:57
2015-10Oct 31 MIN 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 66.7 3 3 21:59 0:46
2015-10Oct 29 ANA 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 16:42 2:23
2015-10Oct 27 TAM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 1 19:53 2:19
2015-10Oct 24 NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 22:20 5:22
2015-10Oct 20 @MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 12 0 20:52 1:13
2015-10Oct 18 @WPG 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 2 19:52 4:56
2015-10Oct 16 @VAN 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 20:19 3:56
2015-10Oct 15 @EDM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 8 0 17:48 1:54
2015-10Oct 13 @CGY 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 15:05 0:00
2015-10Oct 10 @MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 18:45 2:44
2015-10Oct 8 EDM 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 scored an empty-net goal Tuesday in a 5-2 win over visiting New Jersey.

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Backes scored the game-winning goal and added an assist Saturday against the Stars.

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Backes picked up an assist in the Blues' comeback win Monday against the Sabres.

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Backes potted a pair of goals -- one on the power play -- and added an assist in Monday's win over the Jets.

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Backes scored a goal and added an assist in Wednesday's 6-5 OT win over the Blackhawks. He also skated to a plus-2 and picked up two PIM.

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Backes scored a pair of goals, including the overtime winner, Saturday against the Wild.

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Backes had some struggles, but notched an assist for his first point of the season in Tuesday's win against Calgary.

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Backes' role in the Blues' revamped lineup could be in flux this season depending on how some of the team's younger players develop, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. including a shift to right wing or dropping to the third line.

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Backes recorded a goal and an assist Wednesday in a 6-1 Game 4 win over Minnesota. He was plus-2 with one shot on goal and three hits in the contest.

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Backes (rest) will not play Saturday against the Wild, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Backes scored a power-play goal and dished out six hits in Sunday's win over the Blackhawks.

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Backes picked up an assist on the power play Tuesday in a 4-1 win over Calgary. He also picked two PIM, took one shot, delivered two hits, and blocked a shot in the contest.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015-16

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2014-15

Although the spotlight seemed to shine on linemates Alexander Steen and T.J. Oshie more often during the Blues’ 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 Backes’ career, and a personal best was in sight until a broken toe limited his availability during the season’s 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 wouldn’t 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 captain’s 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. We’re 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. He’s 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 hasn’t 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 doesn’t 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.