OHA-Jr. MVP (1963) EHL North First All-Star Team (1971)
Traded to Hershey (AHL) by Boston for cash, June, 1968. Missed entire 1968-69 due to leg injury suffered while playing fastball in June, 1968. Signed as a free agent by Long Island (EHL), November, 1970.
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