AHL Second All-Star Team (1998)
Rights transferred to Colorado after Quebec franchise relocated, June 21, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, September 10, 1996. Claimed by Nashville from Tampa Bay in Expansion Draft, June 26, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Florida, September 20, 1999. Missed majority of 1999-2000 due to knee injury vs. Rochester (AHL), January 8, 2000.
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