Brother of Marcel and Jean QHL First All-Star Team (1959) Vezina Memorial Trophy (QHL Top Goaltender) (1959)
Loaned to Boston by Montreal (Mtl. Royals-QHL) to replace John Henderson, January 14, 1956. Recorded shutout (2-0) in NHL debut vs. Montreal, January 14, 1956. Traded to Chicago by Montreal for cash, September 10, 1959.
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