2014-15: Missed 25 games with an upper body injury (1/29-3/19)... Posted first goal in CBJ uniform 12/27 vs. BOS... Collected first point (assist) in CBJ uniform 12/18 vs. WSH... Recorded two shots in CBJ debut 12/16 at DET... Played in 15 games with Chicago prior to being acquired on 12/14.
2013-14: Tallied an NHL career-high 5-6-11 in 24 games with Chicago Posted career-long four-game point streak (3-1-4) from 4/3-4/9, including an NHL career-high 1-1-2 on 4/6 vs. STL... Earned 24-23-47 in 47 games with Rockford.
Career: Paced Rockford and ranked fifth in the league with a career-best 30 goals in 2012-13... Netted first NHL goal on 12/8/10 vs. DAL... Tallied first NHL point (1A) 11/30/10 vs. STL... Skated in first NHL game on 11/6/10 at ATL 2009-10: Posted 47-36-83 in 58 regular-season games in only season with Kitchener Rangers (OHL).
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