St. Louis Blues: Top 20 Goal Scorers in Franchise History

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Dec 5, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues center David Backes (42) in action during a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scottrade Center. Toronto won the game 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Billy Hurst-USA TODAY Sports

20. David Backes

David Backes isn’t necessarily a natural scorer as much as he’s a talented all-around player who can put the puck in the net when given an opportunity. Thanks to his 10-year tenure with the St. Louis Blues, though, he’s had plenty of opportunities to do that. Backes has had two separate 31-goal seasons with the Blues, which came in 2008-09 and 2010-11, and he’s contributed another three seasons with more than 20 goals. The fact that he scored 26 goals last season was particuarly impressive considering that his average time on ice dropped by nearly a full minute from 2013-14 to 2014-15.
The captain’s hot and cold streaks offensively can be frustrating at times, but when you consider that he’s seventh all-time in franchise history in goals (194), it’s impossible to leave him out of the Top 20.

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