Signed as a free agent by Toronto, October 10, 1984. Claimed by Buffalo from Toronto in Waiver Draft, October 5, 1987. Traded to Philadelphia by Buffalo with Buffalo's 2nd round choice (Mikael Renberg) in 1990 Entry Draft for Jay Wells and Philadelphia's 4th round choice (Peter Ambroziak) in 1991 Entry Draft, March 5, 1990. Traded to Toronto by Philadelphia with Philadelphia's 8th round choice (Dmitri Mironov) in 1991 Entry Draft for Toronto's 3rd round choice (Al Kinisky) in 1990 Entry Draft, June 16, 1990.
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