Traded to Quebec by Washington with Alan Haworth and Washington's 1st round choice (Joe Sakic) in 1987 Entry Draft for Clint Malarchuk and Dale Hunter, June 13, 1987. Traded to Minnesota by Quebec for Kevin Kaminski, June 19, 1989. Transferred to Dallas after Minnesota franchise relocated, June 9, 1993. Traded to San Jose by Dallas for San Jose's 6th round choice (later traded back to San Jose San Jose selected Petri Varis) in 1993 Entry Draft, June 20, 1993. Traded to Florida by San Jose for Florida's 6th round choice (Timo Hakanen) in 1995 Entry Draft, April 7, 1995.
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