Traded to Carolina by San Jose for future considerations, February 18, 2011. Missed majority of 2010-11 due to upper-body injury and as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, July 5, 2012. Re-assigned to Worcester (AHL) by Vancouver, March 22, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Solna (Sweden), July 28, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Nurnberg (Germany), April 24, 2014.
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