EHL North First All-Star Team (1973)
Signed as a free agent by Boston, September 12, 1968. Missed entire 1970-71 due to retina-reattachment surgery, July, 1970. Signed as a free agent by NY Raiders (WHA), September, 1972. Transferred to San Diego (WHA) after New York-Jersey (WHA) franchise relocated, April 30, 1974. Traded to Cincinnati (WHA) by San Diego (WHA) for Cincinnati's 3rd round choice (Mark Suzor) in 1976 WHA Amateur Draft, June, 1975.
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