Traded to Calgary by Montreal with Montreal's 2nd round choice (later traded to Minnesota Minnesota selected Frantisek Musil) in 1983 Entry Draft for Washington's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Montreal selected Todd Francis) in 1983 Entry Draft and Calgary's 3rd round choice (Graeme Bonar) in 1984 Entry Draft, September 11, 1982.
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