AHL First All-Star Team (1970) Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award (AHL Rookie of the Year) (1970) John B. Sollenberger Trophy (AHL Leading Scorer) (1970)
Traded to Minnesota by Montreal for future considerations (Bill Collins, June 10, 1970), May 22, 1970. Traded to NY Islanders by Minnesota for Craig Cameron, January 7, 1975. Sat out entire 1978-79 season to become a free agent. Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg, October 5, 1979.
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