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David Backes

30-Year-Old Center – St. Louis Blues

2013-14 NHL Stats

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27

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30

PP Pts

16

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14

PIM

119

2013-14 NHL Projections

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2013-14 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

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 offens...

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STATUS:  Out    INJURY:  Foot    EST. RETURN:  9/1/2014
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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David Backes Contract Information:

Signed a five-year extension worth $22.5 million with the Blues in November of 2010.

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Backes played through a broken toe in four games of the Blues' series with the Blackhawks, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch 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
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David Backes – Playing Time Overview

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Time On Ice Stats

19:33

Average Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, David Backes was on the ice for 19:33.

2:53

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, David Backes was on the ice for 2:53 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2011-12 20:00 2:40
2012-13 19:37 2:27
2013-14 19:33 2:53

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David Backes 2013-14 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 27 at CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 6 0 19:13 5:57
Apr 25 CHI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 8 1 21:35 2:29
Apr 23 at CHI Did Not Play
Apr 21 at CHI Did Not Play
Apr 19 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 1 19:24 5:45
Apr 17 CHI 0 1 1 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 7 3 33:33 3:24
Apr 13 DET Did Not Play
Apr 11 at DAL Did Not Play
Apr 10 at MIN Did Not Play
Apr 8 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 8:12 1:06
Apr 6 at CHI 0 1 1 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 5 2 19:21 1:58
Apr 5 COL 0 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 0 17:15 4:10
Apr 3 BUF 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 0 18:48 1:46
Apr 1 PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 19:09 4:11
Mar 29 DAL 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 7 3 21:08 3:01
Mar 27 MIN 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 2 18:17 4:32
Mar 25 at TOR 3 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 7 42.9 3 2 18:46 1:32
Mar 23 at PIT 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 3 33.3 6 1 20:29 2:48
Mar 22 at PHI 0 0 0 -1 4 0 0 0 2 0.0 5 1 20:05 5:52
Mar 19 at CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 6 0 18:36 3:26
Mar 17 WPG 2 0 2 1 2 1 0 0 2 100.0 6 0 18:09 1:55
Mar 15 at NSH 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 7 0 21:16 1:24
Mar 13 EDM 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 5 2 19:04 4:20
Mar 11 DAL 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 6 0 21:13 3:46
Mar 9 at MIN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 23:01 2:00
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Mar 8 at COL 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 2 2 20:14 1:05
Mar 6 at NSH 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 19:52 0:58
Mar 4 TB 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 22:25 1:58
Mar 2 at PHO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 5 1 21:42 3:30
Feb 28 at ANH 0 0 0 -1 5 0 0 0 2 0.0 8 0 16:41 1:47
Feb 26 at VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 17:59 2:55
Feb 8 WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 21:28 5:35
Feb 6 BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 2 0 21:25 3:07
Feb 4 OTT 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 7 14.3 4 1 21:24 4:29
Feb 1 NSH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 20:41 3:36
Jan 31 at CAR 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 5 1 18:56 3:54
Jan 28 NJ 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 0 20:50 4:32
Jan 25 at NYI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 22:45 1:58
Jan 23 at NYR 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 4 0.0 8 1 20:21 1:16
Jan 21 at NJ 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 0 19:00 1:36
Jan 20 at DET 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 16:38 3:09
Jan 18 ANH 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 7 0 21:01 1:49
Jan 16 LA 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 5 2 19:26 2:03
Jan 14 PHO 0 2 2 1 2 0 1 0 1 0.0 4 1 21:39 2:45
Jan 10 at VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 18:16 1:26
Jan 9 at CGY 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 14:32 1:33
Jan 7 at EDM 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 3 3 19:30 3:13
Jan 4 CLS 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 1 18:10 0:36
Jan 2 LA Did Not Play
Dec 31 at MIN Did Not Play
Dec 29 at DAL Did Not Play
Dec 28 CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 5 0 20:42 3:11
Dec 23 at CGY 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 1 20:41 2:44
Dec 21 at EDM 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 18:22 2:52
Dec 19 MON Did Not Play
Dec 17 SJ Did Not Play
Dec 16 at OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 7 0 11:20 1:54
Dec 14 at CLS 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 50.0 6 1 19:32 1:07
Dec 12 TOR 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 50.0 1 0 18:48 2:15
Dec 10 at WPG 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 21:05 2:01
Dec 7 ANH 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 0 18:51 4:52
Dec 5 NYI 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 5 2 17:26 3:08
Dec 2 at LA 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 7 0 20:32 2:48
Nov 29 at SJ 1 0 1 -2 12 1 0 0 4 25.0 1 2 15:29 2:43
Nov 27 at COL 1 1 2 1 2 0 1 0 4 25.0 5 1 15:56 0:36
Nov 25 MIN 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 6 1 22:00 3:05
Nov 23 DAL 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 33.3 2 1 18:31 2:13
Nov 21 at BOS 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 3 2 21:49 1:15
Nov 19 at BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 20:49 3:19
Nov 17 at WAS 0 0 0 -1 4 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 19:04 3:08
Nov 16 CAR 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 4 1 19:56 4:01
Nov 14 COL 1 2 3 2 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 4 0 18:30 2:30
Nov 12 PHO 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 0 17:05 0:47
Nov 9 PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 4 0 23:01 3:03
Nov 7 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 19:36 1:54
Nov 5 at MON 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 9 0 21:53 4:18
Nov 2 at TB 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 2 21:05 2:39
Nov 1 at FLA 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 2 2 18:36 3:30
Oct 29 WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 24:47 4:45
Oct 26 at NSH 0 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 4 0.0 1 0 21:57 3:07
Oct 25 VAN 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 25:03 1:25
Oct 18 at WPG 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 6 16.7 4 2 23:50 2:52
Oct 17 at CHI 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 100.0 5 1 20:42 2:08
Oct 15 SJ 0 0 0 -3 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 1 17:34 2:36
Oct 12 NYR 2 1 3 3 2 0 0 0 3 66.7 0 0 18:41 2:40
Oct 9 CHI 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 100.0 3 2 19:27 1:00
Oct 5 FLA 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 18:42 1:37
Oct 3 NSH 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 2 0 17:27 1:21

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

Backes (head) returned to action Friday night. He played 21:35 and fired two shots on net, laid eight hits and finished minus-2.

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Backes (head) should be in the lineup for Game 5 after taking the ice in pregame warmups, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Backes (head) did not participate in Friday's morning skate, but has not yet been ruled out for Game 5 against the Blackhawks, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Backes (head) did not take the ice Thursday, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.

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Backes (head) is listed as a scratch for Wednesday's Game 4 against the Blackhawks, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Backes is not on the ice for pregame warmups, suggesting that he won't be playing Wednesday night against the Blackhawks, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Coach Ken Hitchcock did not elaborate on the status of Backes (head) for Wednesday's Game 4 against the Blackhawks, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Backs (head) did not participate in the teamís morning skate Wednesday, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Backes (head) appears to have made enough improvement over the last few days to have a legitimate chance at playing in Wednesday's Game 4 against the Blackhawks, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Backes (head) won't play Monday against the Blackhawks, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Backes (head) was not on the ice with his teammates Monday morning, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Speaking after Saturday's Game 2, Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said Backes (head) is "not good," Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2013-14

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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.