Brother of Jim WCJHL First All-Star Team (1978)
Traded to Los Angeles by Buffalo with Sean McKenna and Ken Baumgartner for Brian Engblom and Doug Smith, January 30, 1986. Traded to Buffalo by Los Angeles for Bob Logan and Buffalo's 9th round choice (Jim Giacin) in 1989 Entry Draft, October 21, 1988.
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 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh