David Backes is an American right winger on the St. Louis Blues.
Backes played three years of college hockey at Minnesota State after being drafted in 2003. In 2007-08, Backes played a career high 72 games, scoring 13 goals and 31 points along with 99 penalty minutes. Backes was nearly signed away by Vancouver after his impressive season. Fortunately for St. Louis, the Blues were able to match the offer and retain his services.
Backes played for Team USA at the 2008 World Hockey Championships.