OMJHL First All-Star Team (1976, 1977) Memorial Cup All-Star Team (1976) Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy (Memorial Cup - MVP) (1976) WJC-A All-Star Team (1977) Named Best Forward at WJC-A (1977) OMJHL MVP (1977) Canadian Major Junior Player of the Year (1977)
Rights transferred to Los Angeles by Detroit as compensation for Detroit's signing of free agent Rogie Vachon, August 8, 1978. McCourt remained property of Detroit pending result of litigation hearing. Rights traded to Detroit by Los Angeles for Andre St. Laurent and Detroit's 1st round choices in 1980 (Larry Murphy) and 1981 (Doug Smith) Entry Drafts, August 22, 1979. Traded to Buffalo by Detroit with Mike Foligno and Brent Peterson for Danny Gare, Jim Schoenfeld and Derek Smith, December 2, 1981. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, October 22, 1983.
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