Regular Season Career as a Blue: 75GP, 14-30-44, 48 PIM
-Ranks 4th overall with a 60% faceoff win percentage this postseason
-On Nov. 11 vs. BUF, he scored the first natural hat-trick by a Blue since Al MacInnis (Oct. 12, 1998 vs. NYR)
-Named the NHL's First Star for the week ending Nov. 16
-Led KHL's Sibir with 44 points in 2013-14 and 46 in 2012-13...Appeared in consecutive KHL All-Star games in 2013 and 2014
-Earned an a bronze medal with Finland at the 2014 Olympics and a silver at the 2014 World Championships
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