Garry F. Longman Memorial Trophy (Rookie of the Year IHL) (1962)
Traded to Chicago by NY Rangers with Tracy Pratt, Mel Pearson and Dick Meissner for Ray Cullen and John McKenzie, June 4, 1965. Claimed by Minnesota from Chicago in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Traded to Detroit by Minnesota with Jean-Guy Talbot for Duke Harris and Bob McCord, October 19, 1967.
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