AJHL - Rookie of the Year (1977) AJHL - Top Defenseman (1977) WCJHL - Rookie of the Year (co-winner - John Ogrodnick) (1978) WHL First All-Star Team (1979)
Missed majority of 1981-82 due to knee injury vs. Philadelphia, December 23, 1981. Missed majority of 1987-88 due to knee injury in training camp, October, 1987. Missed majority of 1992-93 due to shoulder surgery, September 27, 1992. Traded to Florida by Chicago for Darin Kimble, September 30, 1993.
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