AHA Second All-Star Team (1942) TMHL MVP (1944) AHL First All-Star Team (1947)
Signed as a free agent by Detroit, October 14, 1941. Traded to Chicago by Detroit for Bernie Strongman, September, 1946. Died from injuries suffered in automobile accident (March 7, 1951), March 10, 1951.
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