Best Blues Player - 2012
It's clear why David Backes is the captain of the St. Louis Blues. Dude's always there, ready to perform. Last season he suited up for all 82 regular-season games — just as he did the season before. Last season he also scored the most goals for the club (24) and tied T.J. Oshie for the most points (54). But Backes is best because of his ass-kicking style of play. In addition to leading the team offensively, he also racked up the team's third-highest penalty minutes — 101. He shoots, he scores, he throws a punch!