ECAC First All-Star Team (2002, 2003) NCAA East First All-American Team (2003)
Missed majority of 2006-07 due to respiratory infection. Signed as a free agent by Djurgarden (Sweden-2), September 23, 2012. Traded to Pittsburgh by San Jose for Pittsburgh's 2nd round choice (later traded to Detroit Detroit selected Tyler Bertuzzi) in 2013 Entry Draft and Pittsburgh's 2nd round choice (Noah Rod) in 2014 Entry Draft, March 25, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, August 22, 2013.
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