Played in NHL All-Star Game (1981)
Traded to Chicago by Philadelphia for Doug Crossman and Chicago's 2nd round choice (Scott Mellanby) in 1984 Entry Draft, June 8, 1983. Missed entire 1986-87 season and entire 1988-89 due to back injury originally vs. Toronto, April 5, 1986. Claimed by Vancouver from Chicago in Waiver Draft, October 3, 1988.
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