Father of Peter USHL Second All-Star Team (1948) Leader Cup (WHL MVP) (1955) Lester Patrick Trophy (1998)
Traded to Chicago by Detroit with George Gee, Jimmy Peters, Clare Martin, Rags Raglan and Jim McFadden for $75,000 and future considerations (Hugh Coflin, October, 1951), August 20, 1951. Missed entire 1951-52 due to back surgery.
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