David Backes
Center
Drafted: Round 2 (#62 overall), 2003
Experience: 13 Years
College: Minnesota State
Contract: 5 yr(s) / $30,000,000 Signing Bonus $13,000,000 Average Salary$6,000,000 Free Agent:2021 / UFA
Year   Age Status Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Cap Hit
2016-17 Contract details by year 32 $5,000,000 $3,000,000 - $6,000,000
2017-18 Contract details by year 33 $5,000,000 $3,000,000 - $6,000,000
2018-19 Contract details by year 34 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 - $6,000,000
2019-20 Contract details by year 35 $1,000,000 $3,000,000 - $6,000,000
2020-21 Contract details by year 36 $3,000,000 $1,000,000 - $6,000,000
Contract Notes:
  • No Move Clause through the 2018-19 season
  • Modified No Trade (15 team trade list) for the remainder
Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Other Bonus Total Cash
2006-2007 Player Cash Earnings $500,000 $227,500 - $727,500
2007-2008 Player Cash Earnings $575,000 $227,500 - $802,500
2008-2009 Player Cash Earnings $2,500,000 - - $2,500,000
2009-2010 Player Cash Earnings $2,500,000 - - $2,500,000
2010-2011 Player Cash Earnings $2,500,000 - - $2,500,000
2011-2012 Player Cash Earnings $4,500,000 - - $4,500,000
2012-2013 Player Cash Earnings $2,195,122 - - $2,195,122
2013-2014 Player Cash Earnings $4,750,000 - - $4,750,000
2014-2015 Player Cash Earnings $4,750,000 - - $4,750,000
2015-2016 Player Cash Earnings $4,750,000 - - $4,750,000
2016-2017 Player Cash Earnings $5,000,000 $3,000,000 - $8,000,000
2017-2018 Player Cash Earnings $5,000,000 $3,000,000 - $8,000,000
2018-2019 Player Cash Earnings $3,000,000 $3,000,000 - $6,000,000
2019-2020 Player Cash Earnings $236,544 - - $236,544
2019-2020 Player Cash Earnings $763,456 $3,000,000 - $3,763,456
2020-2021 Player Cash Earnings $3,000,000 $1,000,000 - $4,000,000
11 seasons $46,520,122 $13,455,000 - $59,975,122

Cap Hit

AAV

Cash

  • Sep 9 2021

    Retired from Professional Hockey

  • Feb 21 2020

    Traded to Anaheim (ANA) from Boston (BOS) with 2020 1st round pick and Axel Andersson for Ondrej Kase

  • Dec 28 2018

    Suspended 3 games for an illegal check to the head against Blake Coleman (NJD), forfeiting $219,512 in 2018-19 salary with Boston (BOS)

  • Mar 7 2018

    Suspended 3 games for a check to the head against Frans Nielsen (DET), forfeiting $96,774 in 2017-18 salary with Boston (BOS)

  • Jul 1 2016

    Signed a 5 year $30 million contract with Boston (BOS)

  • Nov 12 2010

    Signed a 5 year $22.5 million contract extension with St. Louis (STL)

  • Jul 1 2008

    Signed a 3 year $7.5 million contract with St. Louis (STL)

  • Mar 15 2006

    Signed a 2 year $1.775 million contract with St. Louis (STL)

  • Jun 21 2003

  • Jun 21 2003

    Drafted by St. Louis (STL): Round 2 (#62 overall)