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Twin Cities Native David Backes Reflects on Wild Free Agent Interest, Looks Ahead to World Cup

August 22, 2016 01:57 PM

Twin Cities native and Bruins forward David Backes is preparing for the World Cup of Hockey by skating with other pro players at Augsburg College. 

The U.S. squad gathers Sept. 5-9 in Columbus for training camp, with competitive action starting Sept. 17 in Toronto.

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After 10-seasons with the Blues, Backes signed a 5-year, $30 million deal with Boston this summer. The Wild did express interest.

Backes, 32, played in high school at Spring Lake Park, and in college at Minnesota State-Mankato.

KSTP's Darren Wolfson took in a recent Backes skate, and chatted with him afterwards.

*Click the video box above to see Backes skate, to hear the interview

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