Perhaps lost in the hubbub and bally-hoo of the Calgary Flames’ big win last night in Vancouver is a pretty significant milestone for Mikael Backlund – especially compared to many of Calgary’s other first-round picks.
The 2007 first round selection of the Flames played his 300th NHL game in Saturday night’s game. Hitting the 300-game mark adds Backlund to a club of just nine former Flames first rounders to play that many games with the franchise. Dion Phaneuf (2003’s first rounder) was the last player to join the club.
The full list of the Top 20 First Rounders by games played in a Flames uniform after the jump.
Top 20 First Rounders (By Flames GP)