AHL First All-Star Team (1959)
Claimed by Toronto from Pittsburgh (AHL) in Inter-League Draft, June 5, 1956. Claimed by Detroit from Toronto in Intra-League Draft, June 10, 1959. Traded to Boston by Detroit with Murray Oliver and Tom McCarthy for Vic Stasiuk and Leo Labine, January 23, 1961.
I downplayed the first one because I thought it's just a hockey game. We just want to win the game; it's against our rival and we want the two points. I downplayed it, but now having gone through the first one I look back and say, 'Geez, that was really cool.' I think as I've grown a bit older I've got a lot more appreciation for what we're allowed to do every day.
— Capitals forward Brooks Laich on the 2015 NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh