2014-15: Picked up an assist on Mar. 29 at PIT Had an assist and +1 rating on Feb. 19 at DAL Tallied two assists for the second-straight game on Jan. 17 vs. CGY Registered a pair of assists, six blocked shots, and was named first star on Jan. 15 vs. TOR Had an assist on Jan. 13 at ARI Picked up an assist on Jan. 6 at MIN Had four shots on Dec. 27 vs. LAK Potted an assist on Dec. 20 vs. STL Registered an assist on Dec. 11 vs. MIN Picked up an assist on Dec. 9 vs. EDM Scored his first goal of the season on Dec. 6 vs. CGY Picked up an assist on Nov, 29 vs. ANA Recorded an assist on Nov. 9 at CHI Recorded an assist on Nov. 1 vs. NYI Tallied an assist on Oct. 28 at COL Picked up an assist on Oct. 21 at BOS
Hockey East All-Rookie Team (2007) Hockey East Second All-Star Team (2009) Hockey East First All-Star Team (2010) NCAA East Second All-American Team (2010)
Signed as a free agent by Tappara Tampere (Finland), November 23, 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