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David Backes

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Position: C ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-3 (190 cm)
Weight: 221 lbs. (100 kg)

Born: May 1, 1984 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Draft: St. Louis, 2nd round (62nd overall), 2003 NHL Entry
Amateur Teams: Minnesota State
Current salary: $4,750,000
Current cap hit: $4,500,000

Other SR Links: Olympics at Sports-Reference.com, Olympics at Hockey-Reference.com


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Last 5 Games

Scoring Goals Assists
Rk Date Tm Opp G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% SHFT TOI HIT BLK FOwin FOloss FO%
1 2016-04-03 STL @ COL W 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 100.0 25 16:54 0 0 7 4 63.6
2 2016-04-01 STL BOS L 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 6 0.0 27 19:37 2 0 10 6 62.5
3 2016-03-29 STL COL W 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 22 16:58 1 0 5 7 41.7
4 2016-03-26 STL @ WSH W 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0.0 23 17:01 3 0 7 3 70.0
5 2016-03-25 STL VAN W 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 22 19:34 4 0 6 6 50.0
2015-16: Complete Gamelog | Scoring Log | Advanced Stats | Splits

NHL Regular Season

Scoring Goals Assists Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV Awards
2006-07 22 STL NHL 49 10 13 23 6 37 8 2 0 2 12 1 0 89 11.2 657 13:25
2007-08 23 STL NHL 72 13 18 31 -11 99 10 3 0 2 14 4 0 129 10.1 205 1057 14:41 30 37 44.8 240 13 20 14
2008-09 24 STL NHL 82 31 23 54 -3 165 23 6 2 1 17 5 1 208 14.9 325 1451 17:41 212 265 44.4 204 52 45 20 AS-13
2009-10 25 STL NHL 79 17 31 48 -4 106 12 5 0 3 27 3 1 163 10.4 288 1446 18:18 504 561 47.3 266 60 40 21 Selke-49
2010-11 26 STL NHL 82 31 31 62 32 93 26 5 0 2 20 10 1 211 14.7 361 1616 19:42 506 632 44.5 213 40 47 23 Selke-53,Selke-7
2011-12 27 STL NHL 82 24 30 54 15 101 14 8 2 4 20 9 1 234 10.3 397 1640 19:00 658 695 48.6 226 72 50 22 AS-9,Hart-19,Selke-2
2012-13 28 STL NHL 48 6 22 28 5 62 5 1 0 1 17 4 1 100 6.0 167 941 19:37 477 435 52.3 158 41 30 10 Byng-49,Selke-5
2013-14 29 STL NHL 74 27 30 57 14 119 17 10 0 5 24 6 0 165 16.4 275 1447 19:33 621 580 51.7 273 56 32 22 AS-9,AS-11,Selke-4
2014-15 30 STL NHL 80 26 32 58 7 104 16 10 0 3 26 6 0 183 14.2 302 1491 18:38 615 507 54.8 227 87 38 29 Selke-4
2015-16 31 STL NHL 79 21 24 45 4 83 13 8 0 3 19 5 0 168 12.5 270 1519 19:14 620 572 52.0 239 63 39 24
Career NHL 727 206 254 460 65 969 144 58 4 26 196 53 5 1650 12.5 2679 13264 18:15 4243 4284 49.8 2046 484 341 185

NHL Possession Metrics

Corsi (All) Fenwick (All) PDO (All) Zone Starts (All)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2007-08 23 STL NHL 72 713 696 50.6 2.4 574 530 52.0 2.5 8.6 88.6 97.1 47.0 53.0
2008-09 24 STL NHL 82 934 920 50.4 1.6 739 668 52.5 2.7 9.6 88.3 97.9 45.0 55.0
2009-10 25 STL NHL 79 1035 915 53.1 1.5 785 671 53.9 2.8 8.8 90.0 98.8 46.7 53.3
2010-11 26 STL NHL 82 1270 1073 54.2 3.3 969 805 54.6 3.6 11.1 91.8 103.0 50.8 49.2
2011-12 27 STL NHL 82 1301 1075 54.8 -0.7 985 775 56.0 -0.8 7.3 93.6 100.9 45.7 54.3
2012-13 28 STL NHL 48 675 618 52.2 2.1 496 430 53.6 2.8 8.7 91.8 100.6 43.0 57.0
2013-14 29 STL NHL 74 1100 893 55.2 0.7 817 641 56.0 1.6 9.7 91.5 101.1 46.9 53.1
2014-15 30 STL NHL 80 1085 1078 50.2 -2.7 836 747 52.8 -0.6 10.3 90.4 100.8 42.3 57.7
2015-16 31 STL NHL 79 1141.8 1088 1043 51.1 -1.9 846 752 52.9 0.7 7.1 93.1 100.2 38.6 61.4
Career NHL 678 1141.8 9201 8311 52.5 0.5 7047 6019 53.9 1.6 9.0 91.1 100.2 44.9 55.1

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP GC G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- E+/- OPS DPS PS Awards
2006-07 22 STL NHL 49 9 0.20 0.27 0.47 0.18 0.76 1.82 10 13 23 9 34 6 22 0 6 1.5 0.9 2.4
2007-08 23 STL NHL 72 12 0.18 0.25 0.43 0.16 1.38 1.79 14 19 33 13 51 15 49 2 -11 1.7 0.9 2.6
2008-09 24 STL NHL 82 23 0.38 0.28 0.66 0.28 2.01 2.54 33 23 56 24 76 23 75 19 -3 4.8 1.8 6.6 AS-13
2009-10 25 STL NHL 79 17 0.22 0.39 0.61 0.22 1.34 2.06 18 32 50 19 67 19 66 14 -4 2.9 1.7 4.6 Selke-49
2010-11 26 STL NHL 82 25 0.38 0.38 0.76 0.31 1.13 2.57 34 33 67 28 106 27 66 19 32 5.7 3.1 8.8 Selke-53,Selke-7
2011-12 27 STL NHL 82 21 0.29 0.37 0.66 0.26 1.23 2.85 27 33 60 24 84 30 52 13 15 4.2 2.8 7.0 AS-9,Hart-19,Selke-2
2012-13 28 STL NHL 48 9 0.13 0.46 0.58 0.19 1.29 2.08 12 41 53 18 42 11 33 7 5 1.1 1.5 2.6 Byng-49,Selke-5
2013-14 29 STL NHL 74 22 0.36 0.41 0.77 0.30 1.61 2.23 31 33 64 26 84 29 55 14 14 5.3 2.3 7.6 AS-9,AS-11,Selke-4
2014-15 30 STL NHL 80 22 0.33 0.40 0.73 0.28 1.30 2.29 29 35 64 25 93 32 68 14 7 6.6 5.2 1.9 7.2 Selke-4
2015-16 31 STL NHL 79 18 0.27 0.30 0.57 0.23 1.05 2.13 24 27 51 20 76 31 56 15 4 2.1 3.2 2.0 5.2
Career NHL 727 179 0.28 0.35 0.63 0.25 1.33 2.27 232 289 521 205 713 223 542 117 65 8.7 35.7 18.9 54.6

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV
2008-09 24 STL NHL 4 1 2 3 1 10 1 0 0 0 11 9.1 19 92 22:56 22 34 39.3 18 2 4 1
2011-12 27 STL NHL 9 2 2 4 -5 18 2 0 0 0 12 16.7 20 183 20:19 89 65 57.8 27 8 6 3
2012-13 28 STL NHL 6 1 2 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 19 5.3 32 123 20:32 72 48 60.0 23 6 3 6
2013-14 29 STL NHL 4 0 1 1 -3 2 0 0 0 0 7 0.0 14 94 23:26 42 45 48.3 25 5 1 0
2014-15 30 STL NHL 6 1 1 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 10 10.0 15 115 19:06 62 59 51.2 20 5 0 2
2015-16 31 STL NHL 10 5 3 8 2 0 3 2 0 3 13 38.5 23 197 19:41 69 59 53.9 42 10 6 5
Career NHL 39 10 11 21 -3 32 8 2 0 3 72 13.9 123 803 20:35 356 310 53.5 155 36 20 17

NHL Playoff Overtime Goals

Date Location Team Final Score Opponent OTs OT Time Elapsed
2016-04-13 STL STL 1-0 CHI 1 9:04
2016-05-01 DAL STL 4-3 DAL 1 10:58

NHL Playoffs Possession Metrics

Corsi (All) Fenwick (All) PDO (All) Zone Starts (All)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2008-09 24 STL NHL 4 53 49 52.0 0.0 43 37 53.8 3.2 8.1 92.3 100.4 65.1 34.9
2011-12 27 STL NHL 9 99 135 42.3 -7.2 72 90 44.4 -8.6 8.0 85.7 93.7 38.2 61.8
2012-13 28 STL NHL 6 99 79 55.6 1.5 77 61 55.8 2.7 6.1 92.1 98.2 46.2 53.8
2013-14 29 STL NHL 4 56 64 46.7 -7.4 45 43 51.1 -3.7 6.9 85.3 92.2 45.1 54.9
2014-15 30 STL NHL 6 108 81 57.1 -3.4 77 58 57.0 -0.2 5.6 97.4 103.0 43.2 56.8
2015-16 31 STL NHL 10 157.3 126 167 43.0 -7.7 90 124 42.1 -9.6 12.5 94.6 107.1 28.7 71.3
Career NHL 39 157.3 541 575 48.5 -4.3 404 413 49.4 -3.8 8.1 91.6 99.7 41.0 59.0

Other Regular Season

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1999-00 15 Spring Lake Park Panthers High-MN 24 17 20 37
2000-01 16 Spring Lake Park Panthers High-MN 24 29 46 75
2001-02 17 2 Teams USHL 55 42 46 88 54
2001-02 17 Chicago Steel USHL 25 31 36 67
2001-02 17 Lincoln Stars USHL 30 11 10 21 54
2002-03 18 Lincoln Stars USHL 57 28 41 69 10 126 14 12 2 7 182 15.4
2003-04 19 Minnesota State-Mankato WCHA 39 16 21 37 66 9 6 1 0
2004-05 20 Minnesota State-Mankato WCHA 38 17 23 40 55 7 10 0 3
2005-06 21 Minnesota State-Mankato WCHA 38 13 29 42 91 6 7 0 2
2005-06 21 Peoria Rivermen AHL 12 5 5 10 6 10 4 1 0 0 21 23.8
2006-07 22 Peoria Rivermen AHL 31 10 3 13 -10 47 3 7 0 3 75 13.3
2006-07 22 United States WC-A 7 1 2 3 4 6 0 0 1 0
2007-08 23 United States WC-A 6 0 1 1 0 35 0 0 0 0
2008-09 24 United States WC-A 9 1 4 5 3 33 0 1 0 0
2009-10 25 United States Olympics 6 1 2 3 4 2 1 0 0 1
2013-14 29 USA OG 6 3 1 4 0 6
Career 2 Seasons AHL 43 15 8 23 -4 57 7 8 0 3 96 15.6
Career 2 Seasons High-MN 48 46 66 112
Career 1 Season Olympics 6 1 2 3 4 2 1 0 0 1
Career 2 Seasons USHL 112 70 87 157 10 180 14 12 2 7 182 15.4
Career 3 Seasons WC-A 22 2 7 9 7 74 0 1 1 0
Career 3 Seasons WCHA 115 46 73 119 212 22 23 1 5

Other Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
2001-02 17 Chicago Steel USHL 2 1 1 2
2001-02 17 Lincoln Stars USHL 3 0 0 0 2
2002-03 18 Lincoln Stars USHL 7 4 1 5 2 17 1 1 2 2 19 21.1
2005-06 21 Peoria Rivermen AHL 3 1 1 2 3 8 1 0 0 0 3 33.3
Career 1 Season AHL 3 1 1 2 3 8 1 0 0 0 3 33.3
Career 2 Seasons USHL 12 5 2 7 2 19 1 1 2 2 19 21.1
Rk Year Tm G A +/- PIM S SHFT
1 2010 USA 1 2 4 2 4 24
2 2014 USA 3 1 0 6 11 11
Car 4 3 4 8 15 35

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2014-15)
Thru 9 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
David Backes 8.8 7.6 7.2 7.0 6.6 4.6 2.6 2.6 2.4
Paul Stastny 91.8 8.5 8.1 7.4 7.3 5.7 5.6 4.9 3.1 2.1
Wilf Paiement 91.5 7.9 7.5 7.2 6.3 6.1 4.5 3.9 3.5 2.7
Doug Bentley 91.3 7.0 6.3 6.3 5.2 5.0 4.9 4.1 2.3 2.0
Jimmy Ward 90.9 7.3 5.8 4.8 4.2 3.9 3.7 3.5 2.9 1.9
Garry Unger 90.8 8.7 8.0 7.6 7.4 6.8 6.0 4.9 4.2 3.9
Michael Ryder 90.8 8.9 8.1 7.4 6.0 5.9 4.4 4.2 3.7 3.7
Doug Weight 90.4 9.0 8.5 8.3 7.8 7.2 5.4 3.0 2.6 2.5
Mats Naslund 90.3 8.9 7.5 7.1 6.4 5.8 5.7 5.0 2.8 1.9
Kirk Muller 90.3 8.2 7.8 7.5 6.3 5.4 4.9 4.8 4.7 3.6
Dmitri Khristich 90.3 8.8 8.6 7.0 6.4 5.8 5.7 5.1 3.1 2.4
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
David Backes 8.8 7.6 7.2 7.0 6.6 4.6 2.6 2.6 2.4
Paul Stastny 91.8 8.5 8.1 7.4 7.3 5.7 5.6 4.9 3.1 2.1
Larry Aurie 90.8 6.8 5.8 5.4 5.4 4.0 3.5 2.9 2.8 2.4 1.4 0.2 -0.6
Dennis Hull 90.6 8.9 7.5 7.2 6.9 6.1 5.0 4.3 4.1 2.0 1.8 1.8 0.8 -0.1 -0.5
Mats Naslund 90.3 8.9 7.5 7.1 6.4 5.8 5.7 5.0 2.8 1.9
René Robert 89.9 9.0 8.8 8.1 7.4 6.9 5.2 5.1 4.4 2.1 1.7 1.5 -0.2
Cecil Dillon 89.4 6.4 5.7 5.7 5.3 5.2 5.0 4.9 2.9 1.5 1.2
Nathan Horton 89.3 7.7 7.4 7.3 5.9 5.4 4.6 4.1 2.8 2.7 1.6
Jeff Friesen 89.3 8.2 6.9 6.4 6.2 6.1 4.5 4.4 4.1 2.6 2.1 0.0 -0.4
Ken Randall 89.2 6.4 4.4 3.8 3.5 3.3 2.9 2.5 2.0 1.0 0.1
Kenny Wharram 89.1 9.0 6.9 6.8 6.8 4.7 4.3 3.7 3.6 2.8 2.0 0.7 0.0 -0.1 -0.2

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