Father of Daniel NHL Second All-Star Team (1964, 1970) Calder Memorial Trophy (1964) NHL First All-Star Team (1965, 1966) James Norris Trophy (1966) NHL Plus/Minus Leader (1973)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1970)
Suffered career-ending knee injury in game vs. Boston, January 19, 1974.
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