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David Backes
David Backes
Center  - STL
(Back-es)
Number: 42
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 221
Shoots: Right
Born: May 1, 1984  (Age 30)
Birthplace: Minneapolis, MN, United States
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Drafted: STL / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (62nd overall)
Reg. Season Career as a Blue: 568GP, 159-198-357, 782PIM
2013-14 Season Stats: Home: 38GP, 14-16-30  Road: 37GP, 13-14-27
2013-14 Postseason: 3GP, 0-1-1, 2 PIM
Quick Hits
-Led the Blues with 8 hits in his return to the lineup in Game 5 (out for Games 3 and 4)
-Recorded his second career hat trick on Mar. 25 in TOR...set a new career high with 5 GWG this reg. season
-During the reg. season, ranked 3rd overall with 273 hits...it is the 6th time he has reached 200 hits in a single-season
-1 of 4 players since 2008-09 with over 1,000 hits and 200 pts (Alex Ovechkin, Ryan Callahan, Dustin Brown)
-Served his 700th career PIM on Nov. 23 vs. DAL, becoming the 12th Blue in club history to reach that plateau




2008-09:
-- Named the NHL's Third Star of the Week for the week ending April 5 after leading all NHL goal-scorers with five and added one assist. Turned in one of the top single-game performances by an NHL player this season, notching four goals, the 6th time in Blues history for a player to record four goals in a single game, a +2 rating and a career-high nine shots in a 5-4 victory on April 2 at Detroit. He tallied the game's first two goals in the second period, gave the Blues a 3-2 lead early in the third frame and scored the game-winner with just over four minutes left in regulation. Concluded the week by tallying a goal and an assist in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Dallas Stars on April 4.
-- Scored his 30th goal of the season on April 2 at Detroit, becoming the 5th Blue in history to register 30 goals and 150-plus penalty minutes in a season.
-- Led the team and tied for 9th in the NHL with 165 penalty minutes and was the only player in the NHL this season to score 30-plus goals and register 150-plus penalty minutes.
-- Led the club and ranked 18th in the league with 204 hits.
-- Posted 37 points (20g, 17a) in the last 46 regular season games and 21 points (13g, 8a) in the last 21 regular season games.
-- Finished 2nd on the team in points (54), goals (31) and shots (208) and ranked 8th with 23 assists, all career-highs.
-- Was one of four Blues to play in all 82 games.
-- Registered 13 multi-point games this season, 12 2-point games and one 4-point game.
-- Registered his 300th penalty minute on April 12 at Colorado.
-- Played in his 200th NHL game on April 4 at Dallas.
-- Posted a career-high 20 penalty minutes in a game on Jan. 3 vs. Columbus.
-- Registered a career-high four-game goal scoring streak from Dec. 13-20 (4 goals).

CAREER PLAYOFFS:
2008-09: Registered his first career playoff point (goal) and added an assist in game three on April 19 vs. Vancouver ... Won 7-11 face-offs (64.0%), registered four hits along with five shots in game two on April 17 at Vancouver ... Made his playoff debut in game one on April 15 at Vancouver, recording three shots and five hits.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Steen 68 33 29 17 62
T. Oshie 79 21 39 19 60
D. Backes 74 27 30 14 57
J. Schwartz 80 25 31 28 56
A. Pietrangelo 81 8 43 20 51
K. Shattenkirk 81 10 35 1 45
V. Tarasenko 64 21 22 20 43
D. Roy 75 9 28 -1 37
J. Bouwmeester 82 4 33 26 37
V. Sobotka 61 9 24 14 33
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
B. Elliott 18 6 2 .922 1.96
R. Miller 25 30 4 .918 2.64

 
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