Peoria Rivermen David Backes is the first AHL Rivermen player to be named to an
NHL All-Star team and Peoria will honor him with a canvas giveaway and
discounted tickets to their game on Jan. 29 against the Grand Rapids
Griffins. Beginning at 12 p.m. on
Monday, Jan. 24, four-packs of tickets for David Backes Night will be on sale
for just $25 in the upper bowl and $42 in the lower bowl.
who wore No. 25 with Peoria and wears No. 42 with St. Louis, will be featured
on a commemorative canvas that will be given away to the first 2,500 fans in
attendance on Jan. 29, presented by Embassy Suites. The sale will end on Wednesday, Jan. 26, at
can take advantage of this great deal by stopping by the Peoria Civic Center
box office or by calling the Rivermen directly at 309-676-1040.
played in 43 games over parts of two seasons with the Rivermen and registered
23 points (15 goals, eight assists) and 57 penalty minutes over his AHL
career. Since joining the Blues, he has
played in over 300 games and accumulated nearly 200 points and over 450 penalty
minutes. Backes also won an Olympic
silver medal last year in Vancouver playing for the U.S. National Team.