Missed majority of 1987-88 due to wrist and ankle injuries in training camp, September, 1987. Traded to Toronto by St. Louis for Darren Veitch, March 5, 1991. Claimed by Tampa Bay from Toronto in Expansion Draft, June 18, 1992.
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