SJHL Second All-Star Team (1965) SJHL First All-Star Team (1966) CHL Second All-Star Team (1969)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1972)
Traded to Los Angeles by Boston with Eddie Shack for Ken Turlik and Los Angeles' 1st round choice in the 1971 (Ron Jones) and 1973 (Andre Savard) Amateur Drafts, May 14, 1969. Traded to Philadelphia by Los Angeles with Bill Flett, Eddie Joyal and Jean Potvin for Bill Lesuk, Jim Johnson and Serge Bernier, January 28, 1972. Traded to Pittsburgh by Philadelphia with Tom Bladon and Orest Kindrachuk for Pittsburgh's 1st round choice (Behn Wilson) in 1978 Amateur Draft, June 14, 1978.
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