Missed remainder of 1974-75 season and all of 1975-76 due to back surgery, January, 1975. Signed as a free agent by Boston, October 12, 1976. Claimed by Quebec from Boston in Waiver Draft, October 10, 1980. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, September 21, 1981. Transferred to New Jersey after Colorado franchise relocated, June 30, 1982.
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