NHL Second All-Star Team (1936, 1937) NHL First All-Star Team (1938)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1937)
Traded to NY Rangers by Springfield (Can-Am) for cash, January 1, 1931. Traded to Detroit by NY Rangers for cash, May 17, 1939. Traded to Providence (AHL) by Detroit with Eddie Bush for Harold Jackson, December 15, 1940.
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