Brother of Brian and Barry EHL First All-Star Team (1963) EHL - Rookie of the Year (1963) CPHL First All-Star Team (1964) Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award (AHL Rookie of the Year) (1965)
Traded to NY Rangers by Chicago with John McKenzie for Dick Meissner, Dave Richardson, Tracy Pratt and Mel Pearson, June 4, 1965. Claimed by Detroit from NY Rangers in Intra-League Draft, June 15, 1966. Claimed by Minnesota from Detroit in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Claimed by Vancouver from Minnesota in Expansion Draft, June 10, 1970.
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