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1/13
A view of Backes from the front
Backes and his wife, Kelly, have known each other since attending Kindergarten together in Minnesota.
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2/13
A view of Backes from the front
Backes wearing a model of the jerseys the U.S. hockey team will wear in Sochi this February.
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3/13
A view of Backes from the front
At the Olympics, Backes (left) could go head-to-head with Canada's Sidney Crosby (right).
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4/13
A view of Backes from the front
Backes has gone head-to-head with the world's best at the Olympics before. Here he is (left) with some puck thievery at the 2010 Vancouver Games.
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5/13
A view of Backes from the front
Backes is tough to play against for more reasons than his ability to steal the puck. He also can play a power game.
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