QMJHL First All-Star Team (1977) QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1978) CHL Second All-Star Team (1984)
Sat out entire 1980-81 season to become unrestricted free agent. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, September 2, 1981. Transferred to New Jersey after Colorado franchise relocated, June 30, 1982. Claimed by NY Rangers from New Jersey in Waiver Draft, October 4, 1982. Signed as a free agent by Washington, August 17, 1984.
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