CCHA First All-Star Team (1986) NCAA West First All-American Team (1986) NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (1986) NCAA Championship Tournament MVP (1986)
Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, August 15, 1986. Traded to Buffalo by NY Rangers with NY Rangers' 5th round choice (Alexander Mogilny) in 1988 Entry Draft for Paul Cyr and Buffalo's 10th round choice (Eric Fenton) in 1988 Entry Draft, December 31, 1987. Traded to Los Angeles by Buffalo for Mikko Makela, September 30, 1990. Traded to Dallas by Los Angeles with Los Angeles' 7th round choice (Eoin McInerney) in 1996 Entry Draft for Dallas' 4th round choice (later traded to Washington Washington selected Justin Davis) in 1996 Entry Draft, February 17, 1995. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, August 19, 1996.
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