Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (2000) QMJHL First All-Star Team (2001) Michel Briere Trophy (QMJHL MVP) (2001) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2001) Canadian Major Junior Player of the Year (2001) Memorial Cup All-Star Team (2001) Ed Chynoweth Trophy (Memorial Cup Leading Scorer) (2001) ECHL All-Rookie Team (2002) ECHL Playoff MVP (2002) (co-winner - Tyrone Garner) AHL First All-Star Team (2005)
Traded to Nashville by Atlanta with Kirill Safronov for Ben Simon and Tomas Kloucek, December 2, 2003. Claimed on waivers by St. Louis from Nashville, November 29, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Bern (Swiss), May 6, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, June 25, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Bern (Swiss), January 9, 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