Signed as a free agent by NY Americans, October 22, 1930. Traded to Mtl. Maroons by NY Americans for $6,000, June 1, 1933. Traded to St. Louis by Mtl. Maroons with Normie Smith to complete transaction that sent Al Shields to Mtl. Maroons (September 20, 1934), October 18, 1934. Claimed by NY Rangers from St. Louis in Dispersal Draft, October 15, 1935.
That was something I've been dreaming of, something I've told myself before the third period I was going to do ... It was an amazing feeling. It's hard to describe. I didn't believe it went in at first but when I saw all the reaction and all the fans going crazy and my teammates going crazy, it's just an unbelievable feeling. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know whether to jump or just skate and do a Theo Fleury. I don't think I'm the same caliber player he is so I couldn't do it.
— Flames forward Mikael Backlund on scoring the overtime winner against the Ducks in Gm. 3