Ken McKenzie Trophy (U.S.- Born Rookie of the Year IHL) (1998)
Signed as a free agent by Worcester (AHL), November 10, 2001. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, July 16, 2002. Claimed on waivers by Chicago from St. Louis, February 24, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Boston, August 23, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Hannover (Germany), June 19, 2006.
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