AHL All-Rookie Team (2001) AHL First All-Star Team (2007)
Traded to Pittsburgh by Calgary with Mathias Johansson for Shean Donovan, March 11, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Berlin (Germany), August 6, 2003. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, July 3, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Zug (Swiss), June 11, 2008.
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