OHA-Sr. Second All-Star Team (1967)
Transferred to Toronto by Chicago as compensation for Chicago's signing of free agent Hank Ciesla, June, 1955. Loaned to Providence (AHL) by Toronto (Rochester-AHL) for loan of Ray Cyr for remainder of 1957-58 season, January 2, 1958. Traded to Montreal (Quebec-AHL) by Toronto (Rochester-AHL) for $10,000, November, 1959.
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