Brother of Danny
Claimed by St. Louis from Boston in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Traded to Pittsburgh by St. Louis with Craig Cameron and St. Louis' 2nd round choice (Brian McKenzie) for Lou Angotti and Pittsburgh's 1st round choice (Gene Carr) in 1971 Amateur Draft, June 6, 1969. Traded to Buffalo by Pittsburgh for Brian Spencer, September 20, 1977.
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