Claimed by Winnipeg from St. Louis in Waiver Draft, January 18, 1995. Transferred to Phoenix after Winnipeg franchise relocated, July 1, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, September 29, 1997. Traded to Chicago by Toronto for Philadelphia's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Toronto selected Nicolas Corbeil) in 2001 Entry Draft, June 23, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Yaroslavl (Russia), July 13, 2004.
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