CCHA First All-Star Team (1975, 1977) CCHA Second All-Star Team (1976) CCHA Player of the Year (1977) NHL First All-Star Team (1981) Lester B. Pearson Award (1981) NHL Second All-Star Team (1987)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1981)
Selected by New England (WHA) in 1976 WHA Amateur Draft, May, 1976. WHA rights traded to Cincinnati (WHA) by New England (WHA) for Greg Carroll and Bryan Maxwell, May, 1977. Reclaimed by St. Louis from Cincinnati (WHA) prior to Expansion Draft, June 9, 1979. Traded to Hartford by St. Louis with Jorgen Pettersson for Mark Johnson and Greg Millen, February 21, 1985. Traded to Washington by Hartford for Yvon Corriveau, March 6, 1990.
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