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David Backes
Sport: Hockey
Birthdate: May 1, 1984
Birthplace: Minneapolis, MN
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
Residence: St Louis, MO
Ht: / Wt: 6'3" / 216 lbs
Event: Men

Getting to know: David Backes

For more on David Backes' NHL season, go to NHL.com to get game-by-game stats and watch highlight video.

St. Louis Blues winger hoping to make his Olympic debut in Vancouver... Playing in his third full NHL season... Helped lead the Blues to the playoffs in the 2008-09 season, scoring 31 goals and 54 points... Represented the U.S. at world championships in 2007, 2008 and 2009... Selected by St. Louis in the second round, 62nd overall, in the 2003 draft... Grew up playing hockey and baseball in a Minneapolis suburb... Played three seasons at Minnesota State and was captain of the team in 2005-06.

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Tue, Feb 16 - 12:00p
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Switzerland
Switzerland
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Norway
Norway
Sun, Feb 21 - 4:40p
Canada
Canada
United States
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Switzerland
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Fri, Feb 26 - 12:00p
United States
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Finland
Finland
Sun, Feb 28 - 12:15p
United States
United States
Canada
Canada

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    As the pilot for the USA-1 bobsled, I broke a 62-year gold medal drought when my sled, the 'Night Train" won the Olympic title at the 2010 Vancouver Games. A degenerative eye condition nearly caused me to quit my sport in 2008, but corrective surgery restored my vision to 20-20.

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