IHL First All-Star Team (1995) Garry F. Longman Memorial Trophy (Rookie of the Year IHL) (1995) James Norris Memorial Trophy (fewest goals against IHL) (1995) James Gatschene Memorial Trophy (MVP IHL) (1995) James Norris Memorial Trophy (fewest goals against IHL) (1996) (shared with Mark McArthur) Norman R. ``Bud'' Poile Trophy (Playoff MVP IHL) (1996) WC-A All-Star Team (1997, 1998, 1999) Named Best Goaltender at WC-A (1997, 1999)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (2000, 2002)
Traded to Edmonton by NY Islanders for Mats Lindgren and Edmonton's 8th round choice (Radek Martinek) in 1999 Entry Draft, March 20, 1999. Traded to Colorado by Edmonton with Edmonton's 6th round choice (Justin Mercier) in 2005 Entry Draft for Tom Gilbert, March 8, 2004. Signed as a free agent by MODO (Sweden), June 3, 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 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh