David Backes

The Sirens call of a pro contract can be hard to resist, even for the most dedicated student athlete. Still, a number of NHL are determined to finish what they started by pursuing their college...
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 17:25
College Hockey Players Are Discovering That The Paths To Academic And Pro Success Both Cut Through Campus
The on-campus coffee shop is abuzz with energy as Ohio State University associate head coach Brett Larson sits down to talk hockey. He is surrounded by students sipping their dark roasts on this sun-...
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 16:24
St. Louis Blues Rugged Captain Has A Soft Spot In His Heart For Four-Legged Friends
While David Backes knows that his position as the captain of the St. Louis Blues has helped raise the profile of Athletes for Animals, it's his wife Kelly who is the driving force behind the program...
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 17:10
St. Louis Blues Rugged Captain Has A Soft Spot In His Heart For Four-Legged Friends
While David Backes knows that his position as the captain of the St. Louis Blues has helped raise the profile of Athletes for Animals, it's his wife Kelly who is the driving force behind the program...
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 17:00
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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