Signed as a free agent by Duluth (AHA), October 30, 1928. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, December 5, 1932. Traded to Buffalo (IAHL) by Detroit with Tip O'Neill and John Newman for Gamey Lederman, September 24, 1933.
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