OHL Rookie of the Year (1986) IHL Second All-Star Team (1991) Leo P. Lamoureux Memorial Trophy (Leading Scorer IHL) (1991)
Signed as a free agent by Detroit, June 7, 1991. Claimed by Ottawa from Detroit in Expansion Draft, June 18, 1992. Claimed on waivers by Los Angeles from Ottawa, October 21, 1992. Claimed by Anaheim from Los Angeles in Expansion Draft, June 24, 1993.
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