David Backes

My Top 5 | David Backes

By: Chris Lomon

Along with his wife Kelly, David Backes continues to be one of sport’s biggest advocates for animals.

August 27, 2019

Player of the Week | David Backes

By: Nadia Vocaturo

David Backes posted three consecutive multi-point games to punctuate a fantastic December for the winger – a month he was, at one point, expected to miss entirely.

January 2, 2018

Backes Leads Blues in Game 1 Win

By: Chris Lomon

David Backes is a perfect playoff performer and he showed his worth again in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final

May 16, 2016

Backes Lifts Blues In Game 2

By: Chris Lomon

David Backes celebrated his birthday in style by scoring the OT winner to send the series back to St. Louis tied at a game a piece

May 2, 2016

Players Recall Their Favourite Childhood Halloween Costumes

By: Catherine Faas, Chris Lomon

They might not be going door-to-door to net some sweet candy anymore, but several players spoke to us about some of their favourite Halloween costumes and fondest trick-or-treat memories.

October 30, 2015

Giving The Gift Of Hearing

By: Chris Lomon

David & Kelly Backes traveled to Kenya this past summer with Starkey Hearing Foundation to help bring the gift of hearing to people in the African country

December 22, 2014


By: Catherine Faas

In true Olympic spirit, a number of player and their families have come together to help take care of Russian stray dogs.

February 24, 2014

Players Thoughts On Competing At The Olympics

By: NHLPA Staff

Sidney Crosby, Ryan Getzlaf, Henrik Lundqvist, Ryan Kesler, and David Backes describe how it felt to represent their countries in past Olympic Games and how they're feeling heading into Sochi.

February 19, 2014

NHL Players Share Their Favourite Olympic Hockey Jerseys

By: NHLPA Staff

Matt Duchene, Ryan Kesler, Shea Weber, Ryan Getzlaf, Jimmy Howard, David Backes, and Patrick Sharp share their favourite Olympic jersey designs from past Olympic Games.

February 19, 2014

Olympic Memories with Lundqvist, Kesler & Backes

By: Ryan Parker

Before becoming Olympians themselves, Henrik Lundqvist, Ryan Kesler, and David Backes took in the games as fans.

February 10, 2014

A4A Not Just A Pet Project For Backes

By: Chris Lomon

David & Kelly Backes are taking their passion for animals to another level with the creation of Athletes For Animals

November 13, 2013

The Players Chat With Fans In An “Ask Me Anything” Session On Reddit.com

By: Catherine Faas

David Backes, Kevin Westgarth and Mathieu Schneider take to Reddit.com to interact with hockey fans.

November 27, 2012

A Real Learning Experience

By: Chris Lomon

Blues captain David Backes is using his leadership skills in a new way as part of the NHLPA negotiating committee

October 23, 2012

Backes In The Saddle in St. Louis

By: Chris Lomon

Multi-talented power forward will lead the charge as Blues' captain in 2011-12

September 12, 2011

Backes Grasps the Spirit of St. Louis

By: NHLPA Staff

Gritty forward happy to be staying in the city that has become his home

November 17, 2010

David Backes Is A Dogs' Best Friend

By: NHLPA Staff

Blues forward and his wife Kelly heavily involved with local St. Louis animal shelter

January 1, 2010