David Backes

David Backes

Height/Weight: 6' 3"/215 lbs
Born: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Draft: 2003 2nd round (62nd pick) by the
Shoots: R
  • Sports Illustrated

    Stone breaks tie in 3rd, Golden Knights beat Ducks 5-2

    Mark Stone scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, Robin Lehner made 20 saves and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 Thursday night in the season opener for both teams. The Golden Knights improved to 9-2-2 against Anaheim since they entered the league in 2017. Jonathan Marchessault, Tomas Nosek, Max Pacioretty and Alex Tuch also scored for Vegas.

  • Duck Tales: Early Calder Trophy predictions
    Anaheim Calling

    Duck Tales: Early Calder Trophy predictions

    The Anaheim Ducks starting Trevor Zegras in the AHL may have saved the 19-year-old from facing Ryan Reaves this weekend, but could he have been in talks for rookie of the year if he hadn’t? Chris Peters at ESPN+ did a preseason ranking of 43 potential 2021 NHL rookies and where they might fit in the Calder Cup conversation at the end of the season. He created five tiers, with the first tier consisting of potential Calder Finalists and working his way down from there.

  • Las Vegas Sun

    Anaheim Ducks

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