OMJHL First All-Star Team (1981) OMJHL Rookie of the Year (1981) OHL Second All-Star Team (1982)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1986)
Traded to Vancouver by Chicago for Curt Fraser, January 6, 1983. Traded to Pittsburgh by Vancouver with Rod Buskas and Barry Pederson for Dave Capuano, Andrew McBain and Dan Quinn, January 8, 1990. Traded to Buffalo by Pittsburgh for Ken Priestlay, March 5, 1991.
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