Father of Brent WHL Second All-Star Team (1972) Leading Goaltender Award (fewest goals against WHL) (1972) (shared with Peter McDuffe)
Signed as a free agent by Detroit, September 29, 1970. Traded to St. Louis (Denver-WHL) by Detroit for cash, October 1, 1971. Traded to Pittsburgh by St. Louis for Nick Harbaruk, October 4, 1973. Signed as a free agent by Denver (WHA), September, 1975. Signed as a free agent by Cleveland (WHA) after Denver/Ottawa (WHA) franchise folded, January 17, 1976.
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