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BACKES#42

CENTRE
Minneapolis, MN
GP
79
G
21
A
24
+/-
4
SOG
168
S%
12.5
HEIGHT
6'3"
WEIGHT
221 lbs
AGE
32
SHOOTS
RIGHT
DRAFTED
2003
NHL SEASONS
10
28d | RotoWire

News

Backes has a chance to test the open market as an unrestricted free agent this summer, but said there's "no question" about his desire to stay with the Blues, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.

Impact

Backes doesn't know what it's like to play for a different NHL club as his 10-year career has been spent with the Blues. The 32-year-old just finished out a five-year, $22.5 million deal, paying big dividends in the postseason. In the conference semifinals, facing the Stars, the two-way winger racked up eight points in seven games and scored on 30 percent of his shot attempts. He wasn't quite as electric offensively versus the Sharks in the subsequent playoff round but still managed 36 hits through seven more contests. Backes has 460 points (206 goals, 254 assists) in 727 career games and remains one of the most dependable fantasy options in the entire league. It would be interesting to see how he'd rank on a new team, but that's a bridge that can be crossed if it starts looking like he would be tough to retain.


Date Opp Result G A PTS +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG S% TOI
05/25 at SJ L 2-5 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 19:50
05/23 vs SJ L 3-6 0 1 1 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 16:32
05/21 at SJ W 6-3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 5:34
05/19 at SJ L 0-3 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 18:41
05/17 vs SJ L 0-4 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 21:32
Totals: 0 1 1 -4 2 0 0 0 10 0.0 82:09
Season Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM PTS/G PPG SHG GWG SOG S% ATOI
2006-07 STL 49 10 13 23 6 37 0.47 2 0 2 89 11.2 13:24
2007-08 STL 72 13 18 31 -11 99 0.43 3 0 2 129 10.1 14:40
2008-09 STL 82 31 23 54 -3 165 0.66 6 2 1 208 14.9 17:41
2009-10 STL 79 17 31 48 -4 106 0.61 5 0 3 163 10.4 18:18
2010-11 STL 82 31 31 62 32 93 0.76 5 0 2 211 14.7 19:42
2011-12 STL 82 24 30 54 15 101 0.66 8 2 4 234 10.3 19:59
2012-13 STL 48 6 22 28 5 62 0.58 1 0 1 100 6.0 19:36
2013-14 STL 74 27 30 57 14 119 0.77 10 0 5 165 16.4 19:32
2014-15 STL 80 26 32 58 7 104 0.73 10 0 3 183 14.2 18:38
2015-16 STL 79 21 24 45 4 83 0.57 8 0 3 168 12.5 19:13
Totals: 727 206 254 460 65 969 0.6 58 4 26 1650 12.5 0:00
Season Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM PTS/G PPG SHG GWG SOG S% ATOI
2008-09 STL 4 1 2 3 1 10 0.75 0 0 0 11 9.1 22:56
2011-12 STL 9 2 2 4 -5 18 0.44 0 0 0 12 16.7 20:19
2012-13 STL 6 1 2 3 0 0 0.50 0 0 0 19 5.3 20:32
2013-14 STL 4 0 1 1 -3 2 0.25 0 0 0 7 0.0 23:26
2014-15 STL 6 1 1 2 2 2 0.33 0 0 0 10 10.0 19:06
2015-16 STL 20 7 7 14 1 8 0.70 3 0 3 36 19.4 18:40
Totals: 49 12 15 27 -4 40 0.55 3 0 3 95 12.6 20:50