Mikkelson spent 10 years with the Minneapolis Lakers, teaming with George Mikan and Jim Pollard to form one of the best frontcourts in NBA history. Together, they helped deliver four titles for the franchise in the early part of the 1950s. For his career, Mikkelson averaged 14.4 points and 9.4 rebounds.
- Four-time NBA champion (1950, 1952-1954)
- Six-time NBA All-Star (1951-1953, 1955-1957)
- Four-time All-NBA Second Team selection (1951-1953, 1955)