ECAC First All-Star Team (1998) ECAC - Player of the Year (1998) NCAA East First All-American Team (1998) AHL First All-Star Team (2003)
Rights traded to NY Islanders by Philadelphia for NY Islanders' 6th round choice (later traded to Montreal Montreal selected Scott Selig) in 2000 Entry Draft, August 25, 1998. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 12, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 7, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Kazan (Russia), September 11, 2005.
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