Former Minnesota State forward David Backes has signed a five-year extension with the St. Louis Blues. Backes, who was in the final year of his current deal, has spent all five of his professional seasons in St. Louis and is now under contract with the team until the 2016 season. The Blues issued a release on the signing, which can be found HERE. Last night, Backes scored his second goal of the season (sits 2-4--6 on the campaign) in a 3-2 shootout loss to Nashville.
Backes comments on the extension can be found HERE
General Manager Doug Armstrong's comments on Backes' extension can be found HERE.
Finally, Backes netted his second goal of the season last night in a 3-2 shootout loss to Nashville. Backes, who sits 2-4--6 on the season, absolutely blew up a Nashville defender prior to his goal, which can be found HERE.