2015 Playoff Notes:
- Is one assist shy of tying the franchise record for most assists in a playoff series by a Preds defenseman (4).
NHL Playoff Notes:
- 2015 will be his first career appearance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Additional Playoff/Championship Notes:
- Named Best Defenseman and to the Tournament All-Star Team at the 2014 World Championship as well as being recognized as one of Team USA s top three players, all as the Americans youngest player.
- At the 2014 Worlds, led all tournament defensemen in points (2g-9a-11pts) and assists and ranked second among all skaters in assists (tie) and average time on ice (25:38).
- Ranked second among Western Hockey League defensemen in goals (5) and plus/minus rating (+15) and third in points (15) during the 2013 WHL Playoffs with Portland.
- In 2013, helped the Winterhawks claim the Ed Chynoweth Cup as WHL champions.
- Helped the United States claim the Gold Medal at the 2013 World Junior Championship.
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