Friday, September 9, 2011

David Backes named as newest St. Louis Blues' captain

Former Lincoln Stars forward David Backes was named by the NHL St. Louis Blues today as the new captain of their hockey club.  Click here to read more.  Here's an excerpt from the article:

When the Blues begin training camp a week from today, the club will have a new leader.
David Backes has been named as the 20th captain in Blues' history. The captaincy had been vacant since former captain Eric Brewer was traded to Tampa Bay on Feb. 18.
Backes, 27, was selected by the Blues in the second round of the 2003 NHL draft. The former Minnesota State forward has spent five seasons with the club, totaling 102 goals and 218 points with a +20 plus-minus rating in 364 games.
Backes, originally a right winger who was converted to center, led the club in goals (31), points (62) and plus-minus (+32) in 2010-11. His 62 points set a career high and his 31 goals matched a career high, set in 2008-09. He also had 213 hits last season.
Congrats to David!  What a great honor to be named "captain."  As far as I'm aware, David Backes becomes the first former Lincoln Stars player to be named "captain" of a NHL team.  Over the course of two seasons (2001-03) with the Lincoln Stars, Backes scored 90 points (39g, 51a) in 87 games played.  Backes was also a member of the 2002-03 Lincoln Stars team which won the USHL Clark Cup.

3 comments:

MacAttack said...

AWESOME!!!

lincolnfan said...

did Andy Schneider leave the team?? i just noticed he is not listed on the Coaches page. did this happen a while back and i missed something??
http://www.lincolnstars.com/leagues/custom_page.cfm?clientID=4806&leagueID=16793&pageid=8681

Yeti said...

Hmmmm.....not sure, lincolnfan. I know his bio was there before.