St. Louis Blues captain David Backes helps bring stray puppies back from Sochi
Summary of 3 articles · Updated Feb 25, 2014
Louis Blues' captain brought back a couple of stray puppies. Instead, he brought back a couple of stray puppies. The St. VANCOUVER - David Backes went to Sochi hoping to bring back some stories. Louis Blues' captain, who played for the U.S. Backes said he and his wife did not originally intend to bring any animals back. "They fought for their lives every day on the street and now they're laying on our laps in flights across the Atlantic," said Backes. Backes and his wife, who have four rescue dogs and two rescue cats in their home and set up their own foundation, Athletes for Animals, last November, received helped from Canadian winger Jeff Carter's girlfriend, Megan Keffer, and defenseman Drew Doughty's girlfriend, Nicole Arruda, and others.