Brother of Jorgen WJC-A All-Star Team (1993, 1994) Swedish Elite League - Rookie of the Year Award (1993) Best Defenseman at WJC-A (1994) NHL All-Rookie Team (1995) Olympic All-Star Team (2006) Best Defenseman - Olympics (2006)
Traded to NY Islanders by Toronto with Sean Haggerty, Darby Hendrickson and Toronto's 1st round choice (Roberto Luongo) in 1997 Entry Draft for Wendel Clark, Mathieu Schneider and D.J. Smith, March 13, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Rogle (Sweden-2), December 20, 2004. Officially anounced his retirement, June 20, 2009.
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