January 11, 2017
David Backes spent the first 10 seasons of his NHL career with the St. Louis Blues, where he scored 206 goals and 460 points in 727 games. Backes signed a five-year, $30 million contract with the Boston Bruins on July 1 and on Tuesday night headed to the visitors’ locker room at the Scottrade Center for the first time.
During the first television timeout, the Blues put together a great video tribute to honor their former captain. Backes was given a heartfelt standing ovation from the St. Louis faithful which was acknowledged from the Boston bench.
Backes’ hard-nosed style of play was a one of the biggest ways he endeared himself to Blues fans over the past decade. In the second period, Backes took exception to Joel Edmundson laying on top of David Krejci and dropped the gloves with his former teammate. His actions earned him 17 minutes of penalty time for fighting, instigation and a game misconduct.