*Fifth trip to Stanley Cup Playoffs
*Franchise leader in playoff games
*Had a 3-game point streak (1-2=3, 4/24-5/1)
*Ranks 2nd in NHL in faceoffs won and faceoffs taken...won a playoff career-high 20 faceoffs in Game 6 vs. STL (4/26)
*His 57.6 faceoff % led the NHL amongst players that took at least 125 faceoffs during 2014 playoffs
*Ranked 3rd in the NHL in faceoffs won, 4th in faceoffs taken, 14th in faceoff %
*Set career highs in faceoffs taken and faceoffs won
*Led team in takeaways (T-15th in NHL), third in assists and shots, fourth in scoring
*Tallied assist for 500th career NHL point at NSH (4/9)
*Tallied six points (3-3=6) in last 7 games played...22 points 7-15=22) in last 31 games
*Tallied three points (2-1=3) vs. LA (3/28) to set franchise record for most career multi-point games (115)
*Tied career-high nine shots and won 22-of-28 faceoffs (3rd highest total of career) vs. SJ (10/30)
Signed as a free agent by TPS Turku (Finland), October 22, 2012.
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