2014-15: Recalled 3/17 from Providence/AHL and dressed as backup 3/17 vs BUF ... Went 17-8-5 with a 1.96 GAA and .936 Sv% in 30 AHL games at the time of the recall ... Recalls: 2 (2/27-28, 1 Backup; 3/17-, 1 Backup) ... Shutouts: 0 Backup: 2 ... Inj: 0
Fun Facts: Is looking to play his 1st NHL game although he had also dressed as backup in the NHL in previous emergency recalls while in the Nashville and Columbus organizations in addition to Boston ... Played four seasons with the Predators (2009-13) and one with the Columbus (2013-14) affiliates ... Won an ECHL Kelly Cup championship and was named co-MVP of that post-season with Cincinnati in 2010.
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