Traded to Chicago (AHA) by Minneapolis (AHA) for George Burland and Stan Fuller, January 8, 1931. NHL rights transferred to Detroit from Chicago (AHA) after AHA club owners purchased Detroit (NHL and IHL) franchises, September 2, 1932. Traded to Cleveland (IHL) by Detroit with Tony Prelesnik for Frank Waite, December 2, 1932. Traded to Montreal by Cleveland (IHL) for cash, June, 1933. Traded to Boston by Montreal for Paul Haynes, September 30, 1935.
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