Signed as a free agent by Saskatoon (PrHL), November 10, 1926. Claimed by NY Rangers from Saskatoon (PrHL) in Inter-League Draft, May 12, 1928. Traded to Portland (PCHL) by NY Rangers for cash, October, 1929. Traded to NY Rangers by Portland (PCHL) for cash, April 19, 1931. Loaned to Portland (NWHL) by NY Rangers for cash, December 30, 1934.
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