Traded to NY Rangers by Minnesota for Jay More, November 1, 1989. Traded to Ottawa by NY Rangers for Ottawa's 5th round choice (later traded to Los Angeles Los Angeles selected Frederick Beaubien) in 1993 Entry Draft, November 6, 1992. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, October 10, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Utah (IHL) after securing release from Linkopings HC (Sweden), February 3, 2000.
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