Will be competing for his country for the seventh time -- won gold medals with Canada at the 2002 Olympics, 2004 World Championship and 1991 World Junior Championship as well as winning the 2004 World Cup.
Is the only player in hockey history to have won a Stanley Cup, Olympic gold medal, World Championship, World Junior Championship, World Cup and Memorial Cup.
Did not play in the 2006 Olympics after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery on Feb. 13/06.
Was a member of the tournament All-Star Team at the 1992 World Junior Championship.
Played with his brother Rob on Team Canada at the 2004 World Championship.
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