David Backes

Leadership In The U.S. Locker Room And On The Ice The Key Ingredient To A Gold-Medal Mix
A generation ago, when Herb Brooks assembled his legendary “Miracle on Ice” team in advance of the 1980 Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid, he knew the importance of leadership. On a...
Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 12:32

Braintrust Makes Tough Decisions In Assembling U.S. Olympic Team
Let the second-guessing commence. The ice shavings from the youth hockey players who stopped in front of the NBC cameras to reveal the names of the 2014 U.S. Men’s Olympic Team had barely...
Friday, January 3, 2014 - 11:05

Backes Visits Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
David Backes, captain of the St. Louis Blues and his wife, Kelly, who visited the nation’s largest no kill animal sanctuary this week, say their visit has inspired them to "dream big" in their...
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 11:44

USA Hockey Magazine is counting down the top 10 Americans to watch in 2011-2012. In no particular order, this list features players and personnel from all different levels.
4. David Backes, St. Louis Blues Backes lays a big hit on a Norway player during the 2010 Winter Olympics HEIGHT: 6-3 WEIGHT: 225 BORN: May 1, 1984 HOMETOWN: Spring Lake Park,...
Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 12:22

Olympic Rivals Must Bury The Hatchet To Become NHL Teammates Again
Ryan Kelser tried to jam his Vancouver Canucks teammate Roberto Luongo into the back of the net during a scrum in the crease. Dustin Brown rubbed out his Los Angeles Kings teammate Drew Doughty along...
Sunday, February 28, 2010 - 21:27

No Pressure, No Problem For Cool U.S. Crew After First Olympic Victory
When the whole world is against you and the only people who believe in you are sitting next to you inside the locker room, the world can seem like a pretty lonely place. Or, if you’re wearing...
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 - 23:46
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