Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, September 30, 1985. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, October 3, 1987. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, August 2, 1988. Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg, August 28, 1990. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, October 1, 1991.
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