AHL First All-Star Team (1981) NHL All-Rookie Team (1983)
Signed as a free agent by Montreal, March 9, 1981. Traded to Toronto by Montreal for Toronto's 3rd round choice (later traded to Minnesota Minnesota selected Ken Hodge Jr.) in 1984 Entry Draft, December 17, 1982. Played w/ RHI's Toronto Planets in 1993 (6-9-10-19-20).
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