From Minneapolis, David Backes played the majority of pro career with the St. Louis Blues, a squad he plated the first ten years of his sixteen NHL campaign with.
Backes scored 45 or more Points seven times with St. Louis, with a peak of 62 in 2010/11/. The Center was not a first line player, but was a very good two-way performer, who had five consecutive Frank J. Selke Trophy finishes (2010-11 to 2011-14), and was the runner-up in 2011-12. Backes would also be an All-Star in 2011. He also played professionally for Boston and Anaheim, finishing his career with 561 NHL Points.
Backes also represented the United States multiple times, most notably as a member of the 2010 Olympic Team that won the Silver Medal.