Son of Paulin QMJHL All-Rookie Team (1992) QMJHL First All-Star Team (1995)
Traded to Nashville by Montreal for future considerations, June 26, 1998. Missed majority of 2000-01 due to abdominal injury vs. Detroit, November 18, 2000. Claimed on waivers by St. Louis from Nashville, March 13, 2001. Claimed by Minnesota from St. Louis in Waiver Draft, September 28, 2001. Traded to Phoenix by Minnesota for David Cullen, January 4, 2002.
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