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David Backes



How to pronounce David Backes

Born on May 1, 1984 in Robbinsdale, Minnesota. Played junior hockey for the Lincoln Stars of the United States Hockey League (USHL) and college hockey for the Minnesota State University-Mankato Mavericks. Chosen by the St. Louis Blues in the 2nd round (#62nd overall) of the 2003 National Hockey League Draft. 

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