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David Backes

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

2014-15 NHL Stats

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26

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32

PP Pts

16

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7

PIM

104

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' 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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David Backes NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
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
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Time On Ice Stats

18:38

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, David Backes was on the ice for 18:38.

2:32

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, David Backes was on the ice for 2:32 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 19:37 2:27
2013-14 19:33 2:53
2014-15 18:38 2:32

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David Backes 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 26 at MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 20:45 2:22
Apr 24 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 20:37 1:29
Apr 22 at MIN 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 3 0 20:15 1:38
Apr 20 at MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 6 1 18:35 0:00
Apr 18 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 7 1 19:20 2:14
Apr 16 MIN 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 15:04 1:57
Apr 11 MIN Did Not Play
Apr 9 CHI 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 3 4 19:24 4:53
Apr 7 WPG 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0.0 6 3 18:31 1:54
Apr 5 at CHI 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 6 4 21:19 3:17
Apr 3 at DAL 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 17:55 3:03
Apr 2 CGY 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 0.0 2 1 16:58 1:53
Mar 30 VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 5 1 18:42 2:08
Mar 28 CLS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 17:33 5:28
Mar 24 at PIT 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 2 17:32 0:00
Mar 22 at DET 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 19:12 4:03
Mar 21 at MIN 0 1 1 -2 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 15:58 2:28
Mar 19 at WPG 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 2 21:32 3:21
Mar 17 at CGY 1 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 2 1 17:20 1:06
Mar 15 at DAL 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 1 18:29 1:33
Mar 14 MIN 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 1 20:12 2:08
Mar 12 PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 1 16:29 1:17
Mar 10 WPG 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 19:19 4:26
Mar 7 at TOR 1 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 2 50.0 3 0 17:02 3:58
Mar 5 at PHI 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 2 18:16 0:46
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Mar 1 at VAN 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 7 0 22:02 2:56
Feb 28 at EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 3 19:01 1:45
Feb 26 at WPG 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 20:36 2:08
Feb 24 MON 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 4 2 18:05 2:32
Feb 21 PIT 0 0 0 -2 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 0 14:59 1:04
Feb 20 BOS 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 5 2 15:52 3:12
Feb 17 DAL 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 17:28 3:08
Feb 15 at FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 3 2 19:41 0:00
Feb 12 at TB 1 1 2 3 4 0 0 0 4 25.0 4 1 17:12 1:27
Feb 10 ARI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 3 0 20:38 2:20
Feb 8 CHI 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 4 1 21:03 1:24
Feb 6 at CLS 0 0 0 -4 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 1 17:27 3:05
Feb 5 at BUF 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 2 2 18:52 1:03
Feb 3 TB 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 5 1 19:26 1:00
Feb 1 at WAS 0 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 10:07 1:42
Jan 30 at CAR 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 5 3 20:43 1:06
Jan 29 NSH 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 1 24:08 5:35
Jan 19 COL 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 18:49 1:57
Jan 17 TOR 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 18:44 3:07
Jan 15 DET 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 4 25.0 0 1 21:25 2:35
Jan 13 EDM 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 6 2 23:23 4:06
Jan 10 CAR 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 4 1 19:05 0:37
Jan 8 SJ 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 0 18:48 2:17
Jan 6 at ARI 4 0 4 2 0 2 0 0 6 66.7 4 0 15:27 2:48
Jan 3 at SJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 19:21 1:35
Jan 2 at ANH 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 2 21:04 5:27
Dec 30 at NSH 0 2 2 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 1 21:26 3:59
Dec 29 COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 2 17:42 1:06
Dec 27 DAL 1 0 1 1 9 0 0 0 4 25.0 1 0 20:12 3:14
Dec 23 at COL 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 17:47 2:23
Dec 20 at SJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 4 19:39 0:00
Dec 18 at LA 1 0 1 -2 0 1 0 0 1 100.0 2 1 20:37 2:32
Dec 16 LA 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 8 1 16:57 1:22
Dec 13 at COL 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 6 0.0 2 2 21:20 3:47
Dec 11 NYI 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 3 1 16:17 0:33
Dec 8 FLA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 4:41 0:06
Dec 6 at NYI 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 2 0.0 5 1 22:02 4:44
Dec 4 at NSH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 1 19:45 3:17
Dec 3 at CHI 0 0 0 -1 16 0 0 0 7 0.0 6 1 20:09 5:18
Nov 29 at MIN 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 2 2 20:59 1:33
Nov 28 EDM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 20:19 2:57
Nov 25 OTT 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 17:47 4:01
Nov 23 at WPG 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 25.0 2 3 14:57 1:13
Nov 22 at OTT 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 15:50 2:30
Nov 20 at MON 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 6 1 15:35 0:00
Nov 18 at BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 1 19:55 2:23
Nov 15 WAS 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 3 33.3 2 0 18:18 1:45
Nov 13 NSH 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 2 21:22 1:26
Nov 11 BUF 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 4 1 20:27 5:46
Nov 8 NSH 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 0 21:01 1:11
Nov 6 NJ 1 0 1 -2 0 1 0 0 4 25.0 3 2 21:19 1:46
Nov 4 at NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 20:03 2:08
Nov 3 at NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 7 0 23:55 2:00
Nov 1 COL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 17:34 2:46
Oct 30 ANH Did Not Play
Oct 28 at DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 4:48 0:57
Oct 25 CHI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 19:01 3:12
Oct 23 VAN 0 1 1 -2 4 0 1 0 1 0.0 2 0 19:13 3:10
Oct 19 at ANH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 21:52 2:06
Oct 18 at ARI 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 4 25.0 3 0 19:20 1:44
Oct 16 at LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 18:46 3:27
Oct 11 CGY 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 3 33.3 1 1 17:15 1:50
Oct 9 NYR 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 17:58 3:39

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

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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Backes picked up an assist on the winning goal Tuesday in a 3-2 overtime win against Pittsburgh. He was plus-1 with four shots and two blocked shots in the contest.

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Backed picked up a power-play assist Saturday in a 6-3 loss to the Wild. He was minus-2 and took one shot in the contest.

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Backes scored the Blues' lone goal in Thursday's 2-1 shootout loss to Winnipeg, giving him a four-game point streak.

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Backes handed out a pair of assists and picked up an empty-net goal Tuesday in a 4-0 win over Calgary.

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Backes picked up a pair of assists, went plus-1 and was stuck with a minor penalty Tuesday in a win over the Jets.

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Backes scored his 22nd goal of the season Saturday in a 6-1 win over Toronto. He was plus-1 with four PIM, two shots and three hits in the contest.

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Backes scored his 21st goal of the season, dished out an assist and recorded seven hits in Sunday's loss to the Canucks.

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Backes scored his 20th goal of the season Tuesday in a 5-2 loss to Montreal. He was plus-1 with three shots, four hits, and two blocks in the contest.

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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.