WHL Second All-Star Team (1968)
Traded to Minneapolis (IHL) by Port Huron (IHL) for Bill Lecaine, October, 1962. Claimed by Minnesota from Seattle (WHL) in Inter-League Draft, June 11, 1968. Claimed by Philadelphia from Minnesota in Intra-League Draft, June 12, 1968. Selected by Houston (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Claimed by Atlanta from Philadelphia in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1972.
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