QMJHL All-Rookie Team (1996) QMJHL Offensive Rookie of the Year (1996) QMJHL First All-Star Team (1997) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (1997) AHL Second All-Star Team (2004) John P. Sollenger Award (Leading Scorer - AHL) (2004)
Missed majority of 1997-98 due to concussion in training camp, September, 1997. Signed as a free agent by Dynamo Moscow (Russia), May 4, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Omsk (Russia), August 29, 2006.
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