Traded to Minnesota by Montreal with Andre Boudrias and Bernard Cote for Minnesota's 1st round choice (Chuck Arnason) in 1971 Amateur Draft, June 6, 1967. Traded to Phoenix (WHL) by Minnesota with Leo Thiffault to complete earlier transaction that sent Walt McKechnie to Minnesota (February 17, 1968), June, 1968. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa (WHA), August, 1972. Traded to New England (WHA) by Toronto (WHA) for Brit Selby, September, 1973.
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 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh