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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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David Backes Contract Information:

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

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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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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 2:38 239 63
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David Backes – Playing Time Overview

Time On Ice Stats

19:14

Average Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, David Backes was on the ice for 19:14.

2:38

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, David Backes was on the ice for 2:38 during power plays.

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

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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 25 CHI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 1 22:17 1:20
Apr 23 @CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 19:47 0:08
Apr 21 CHI 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 2 22:30 1:41
Apr 19 @CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 0 14:40 1:18
Apr 17 @CHI 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 8 0 19:43 1:41
Apr 15 CHI 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 3 19:17 0:44
Apr 13 CHI 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 3 1 21:30 3:55
Apr 9 WAS Did Not Play
Apr 7 @CHI Did Not Play
Apr 4 ARI Did Not Play
Apr 3 @COL 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 100.0 0 0 16:54 2:33
Apr 1 BOS 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 2 0 19:37 3:53
Mar 29 COL 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 2 50.0 1 0 16:58 2:09
Mar 26 @WAS 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 17:01 0:00
Mar 25 VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 4 0 19:34 3:13
Mar 22 @SAN 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 1 20:47 2:02
Mar 19 @VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 18:00 3:25
Mar 16 @EDM 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 3 66.7 5 0 16:32 3:11
Mar 14 @CGY 0 0 0 -2 4 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 0 15:59 3:07
Mar 12 @DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 20:45 2:07
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Mar 11 ANA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 18:35 3:43
Mar 9 CHI 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 3 33.3 6 0 20:07 1:44
Mar 6 @MIN 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 4 0 17:22 0:59
Mar 1 @OTT 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 6 0.0 1 0 21:00 3:42
Feb 28 @CAR 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 5 0 20:46 2:19
Feb 27 @NAS 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 17:58 1:01
Feb 25 NYR 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 4 0 19:49 2:19
Feb 22 SAN 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 4 25.0 4 1 19:18 3:02
Feb 20 @ARI 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 4 2 19:18 3:14
Feb 18 LOS 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 0 19:42 5:47
Feb 16 DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 19:12 4:14
Feb 14 @TAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 18:38 3:21
Feb 12 @FLA 1 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 5 20.0 2 1 18:35 0:26
Feb 9 WPG 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 3 18:59 3:16
Feb 6 MIN 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 2 21:49 4:54
Feb 4 SAN 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 18:51 0:49
Feb 2 @NAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 21:10 2:35
Jan 24 @CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 1 15:08 0:41
Jan 22 @COL 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 22:45 1:41
Jan 20 @DET 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 7 0 17:10 1:42
Jan 18 PIT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 1 18:45 2:02
Jan 16 MON 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 1 18:34 2:15
Jan 14 CAR 0 0 0 -3 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 2 17:04 4:18
Jan 12 NJD 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 2 0 20:16 6:04
Jan 9 @LOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 20:09 3:46
Jan 8 @ANA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 21:11 2:03
Jan 6 @COL 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 7 14.3 2 2 18:53 2:03
Jan 4 OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 19:49 2:51
Jan 2 @TOR 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 4 1 16:51 0:20
Dec 31 MIN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 18:09 2:38
Dec 29 NAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 6 0 22:16 3:42
Dec 27 @DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 1 18:19 2:14
Dec 26 DAL 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 22:13 4:12
Dec 22 @BOS 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 2 17:38 0:36
Dec 21 @PHI 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 17:41 1:35
Dec 19 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 5 3 20:54 0:00
Dec 17 NAS 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 1 0 19:29 1:46
Dec 15 @WPG 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 18:40 2:59
Dec 13 COL 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 3 0 17:08 0:21
Dec 12 DAL 1 1 2 2 5 1 0 0 2 50.0 1 2 16:51 2:38
Dec 10 PHI 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 5 1 20:12 1:27
Dec 8 ARI 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 4 25.0 7 1 20:24 2:23
Dec 5 TOR 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 4 0.0 4 0 18:46 0:57
Dec 4 @NYI 0 0 0 -1 4 0 0 0 4 0.0 7 1 21:30 2:22
Dec 1 FLA 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 1 18:33 2:38
Nov 28 CLM 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 0 22:29 4:01
Nov 25 @PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 6 0 16:45 1:16
Nov 23 @BUF 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 3 15:13 0:00
Nov 21 DET 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 5 0 18:29 1:34
Nov 19 BUF 0 1 1 -1 2 0 1 0 0 0.0 7 1 20:38 2:44
Nov 17 @CLM 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 3 22:36 2:21
Nov 16 WPG 2 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 3 66.7 0 1 23:47 5:31
Nov 14 CHI 0 0 0 -1 7 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 0 16:56 2:57
Nov 12 @NYR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 3 1 21:40 3:38
Nov 10 @NJD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 5 2 19:04 1:46
Nov 7 @NAS 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 20:50 2:20
Nov 4 @CHI 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 2 50.0 2 1 18:19 0:23
Nov 3 LOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 5 0 20:41 3:57
Oct 31 MIN 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 66.7 3 3 21:59 0:46
Oct 29 ANA 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 16:42 2:23
Oct 27 TAM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 1 19:53 2:19
Oct 24 NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 22:20 5:22
Oct 20 @MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 12 0 20:52 1:13
Oct 18 @WPG 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 2 19:52 4:56
Oct 16 @VAN 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 20:19 3:56
Oct 15 @EDM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 8 0 17:48 1:54
Oct 13 @CGY 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 15:05 0:00
Oct 10 @MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 18:45 2:44
Oct 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 (lower body) will play in Game 1 on Wednesday against the Blackhawks, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.

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Backes (lower body) practiced Tuesday, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.

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Backes (lower body) did not participate in Monday's practice, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Backes (lower body) said there's "nothing holding me back at this point" and is expected to be ready for the postseason, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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A lower-body injury will keep Backes out for the rest of the regular season.

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Backes registered a goal and an assist in Sunday's win over the Avalanche.

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Backes tallied a power-play goal and two PIM in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Avalanche.

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Backes recorded an assist, two PIM and three hits in Saturday's 4-0 victory over Washington.

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Backes scored two goals to go with a plus-2 rating, two PIM and five hits Wednesday in Edmonton, but it wasn't enough in a 6-4 loss.

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Backes scored a power-play goal in Wednesday night's 3-2 shootout win over Chicago, extending his point streak to four games.

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Backes started Saturday's game centering a line with Dmitrij Jaskin and Magnus Paajarvi on the wings. He finished with one shot on goal in 17:58 of ice time in a 5-0 loss to Nashville.

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The Blues will not be re-signing Backes to a contract extension prior to Monday's deadline, meaning he will become an unrestricted free agent this coming summer, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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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.