Traded to NY Islanders by Toronto with Claude Loiselle for Ken Baumgartner and Dave McLlwain, March 10, 1992. Traded to Boston by NY Islanders for Boston's 8th round choice (Peter Hogardh) in 1994 Entry Draft, March 18, 1993. Missed entire 1994-95 due to back surgery. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, January 26, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, August 22, 1996.
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