David Backes is definitely contemplating retirement from the NHL after this NCAA Division Team Logos season, the Anaheim Ducks forward said Sunday.
Backes turns 37 on May 1 and will be an unrestricted free agent after the season. Anaheim (14-27-7) can be last in the eight-team Honda West Division, 12 points behind the fourth-place Arizona Coyotes. The top four teams will qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Backes was traded to Anaheim by the Boston Bruins last time of year on Feb. 21, 2020 and has scored Batman Iron Ons four factors (three goals, one help) in Chicago Blackhawks Iron Ons 14 games for the Ducks this season.
In 964 NHL regular-season online games, Backes has scored 561 points (248 goals, 313 assists) with the Ducks, Bruins and St. Louis Blues. He has 39 points (17 goals, 22 assists) in 82 playoff games. Backes was a second-round pick (No. 62) by the Blues at the 2003 NHL Draft. If he does retire, Backes said he would spend more time with his family but would consider staying in the NHL in some capacity.