|Born:||May 1, 1984||Draft:||2003, Blues, 62nd Overall|
|National Team:||United States||Current Status:||Retired|
David Anthony Backes (born May 1, 1984) is a former American professional ice hockey forward who previously played for the St. Louis Blues, Boston Bruins and Anaheim Ducks. He announced his retirement on Sept 9, 2021, after being signed to one day contract by the Blues. Essentially, he retired as a Blue, a team he spent 10 seasons with and was captain of for five. He finished his 15-year NHL career with 248 goals and 561 points in 965 games and 206 goals and 460 points in 727 games in a Blues uniform.
David Backes Statistics
- Boston Bruins Trade David Backes to Anaheim Ducks
- Top 10 Worst 2016 Free Agency Contracts
- Boston Bruins: Revisiting Sweeney’s Best & Worst Moves
- Captain of the Blues (2011-2016)
- Olympic Silver Medal — 2010
- All-WCHA Rookie Team — 2004
- All-WCHA Third Team — 2005
- All-WCHA Second Team — 2006
- AHCA West Second Team All-America — 2006
- NHL All-Star Game — 2011
Lifelong storyteller and experienced hockey reporter that has covered everything from major juniors to the NHL. Worked for various newspapers across Minnesota and North Dakota, and now covering the Colorado Avalanche for THW.