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David Backes named Blues captain

Updated: September 9, 2011, 10:00 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- Forward David Backes has been named the 20th captain in St. Louis Blues history.

The 27-year-old Backes was the Blues' second-round pick in the 2003 entry draft and has 102 goals in 364 games. He tied career highs with 31 goals and 31 assists last season and scored a career-best 62 points. His plus-32 rating led NHL forwards.

Barret Jackman, Jamie Langenbrunner, Andy McDonald and Alex Steen were named assistant captains. Jackman is the longest-tenured Blues player entering ...

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