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Backes Gets The “C”

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St. Louis Blues David Backes (42) pushes the puck past Dallas Stars Kari Lehtonen of Finland for a goal as Stars Jeff Woywitka tries to help in the first period at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on January 2, 2011. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

St. Louis Blues David Backes (42) pushes the puck past Dallas Stars Kari Lehtonen of Finland for a goal as Stars Jeff Woywitka tries to help in the first period at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on January 2, 2011. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The 20th captain in St. Louis Blues team history is — forward David Backes.

Coach Davis Payne and general manager Doug Arsmtrong made the announcement today Friday.

The 27-year-old Backes had career highs in goals, assists and points last season for the Blues.

His assistant captains for this season will be: Barret Jackman, Jamie Langenbrunner, Andy McDonald, and Alex Steen. 

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