David Backes

David Backes Takes Shots At Bruce Cassidy.

During his final days with the Boston Bruins, forward David Backes didn't get along too well with head coach Bruce Cassidy. It led to Backes basically being benched and it wasn't just because of a grudge, Backes best days were clearly behind him as well. During a recent appearance on...
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David Backes retires at the age of 37

Former National Hockey League All-Star David Backes of Minneapolis, MN retired at the age of 37 on Thursday. Despite playing the 2020-21 NHL season with the Anaheim Ducks, Backes retired as a member of the St. Louis Blues after signing a one-day contract according to TSN. Backes played 15 seasons...

St. Louis Blues: David Backes Exits Hockey The Way We All Hoped

Professional sports is such an odd thing because it mirrors life in certain ways. When players leave the St. Louis Blues, or any team for that matter, the breakup is often messy and splits up the family. That’s exactly what happened when David Backes left the Blues after the 2015-16...

David Backes retires a St. Louis Blue

On May 5th, David Backes returned to St. Louis. Many fans speculated that it would be for the final time - after all, his future with the Anaheim Ducks was less than certain. As the game began, and then progressed, it became more and more clear that this was the former captain’s curtain call in the city that gave him his start in the NHL. Players who plan to hang around another season don’t get tribute videos from their family, they don’t get huge standing ovations from crowds, and they certainly don’t get as emotional as Backes did during the handshake line and post-game interview. Chosen as first star of the game, Backes showed appreciation to the fans and franchise at a level that few former players are ever given the opportunity to do.

What David Backes Said About Bruins Tenure In Retirement Letter

David Backes’ time with the Boston Bruins had its highs and lows, but ultimately it was an era he will remember fondly. The longtime NHL forward officially announced his retirement Thursday, signing a one-day contract with the St. Louis Blues, the team he spent the majority of his career with.