WHL Rookie ot the Year (2006) WHL West First All-Star Team (2007) Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (2007)
Traded to Colorado by Phoenix with Kevin Porter for Wojtek Wolski, March 3, 2010. Missed 2010-11 and majority of 2011-12 due to head injury vs. San Jose, April 14, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 12, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Kloten (Swiss), September 6, 2013. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, July 29, 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