David Backes
David Backes
Center  - STL
Number: 42
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 221
Shoots: Right
Born: May 1, 1984  (Age 31)
Birthplace: Minneapolis, MN, United States
Drafted: STL / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (62nd overall)
Regular Season Career as a Blue: 648GP, 180-231-415, 886 PIM Trend: Quick Hits -Matched a playoff career high with 2 points (1-1-2) and a +2 rating in Game 4 -Recorded pts in a career-best 9 consecutive games (8-8-16) from Jan. 6-30 -Posted his 2nd career 4-goal game and 3rd career hat trick Jan. 6 in ARI...Joins Brett Hull as the only Blues with two 4-goal games in club history -Named the NHL's First Star for the week ending Jan. 11

-- 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).

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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