2014-15: Recorded points (1-1 2) in two consecutive games Feb. 22-24...Recorded an assist Feb. 22 at PIT...Recalled from San Antonio Feb. 22...Reassigned to San Antonio Jan. 20...Recorded a goal Jan. 4 at WSH...Scored a goal in his hometown debut Dec. 20 at PIT...Scored shootout game-winner Dec. 13 at DET...Recorded his first three-point game of his NHL career Dec. 2 at DET (1-2--3)...Recorded his second multi-point game of the season (0-2--2) Nov. 28 vs. OTT...Recorded points in five consecutive games (1-5-6) Nov. 8-Nov. 18...Recorded an assist and a season-high seven shots Nov. 18 at LAK...Scored his first goal of the season Nov. 16 at ANA...Notched two assists for his first career multi-point game Nov. 14 vs. NYI... Recorded his first point of the season (assist) Nov. 8 vs. CGY...Made his regular season debut with the Panthers on Nov. 1 vs. PHI...Recalled from San Antonio on Oct. 31...Recorded six points (2-4-6) in eight games played with the Rampage.
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