Brother of Tomas
Traded to Atlanta by Los Angeles with Donald Audette for Kelly Buchberger and Nelson Emerson, March 13, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, July 15, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Kladno (CzRep), September 17, 2004. Signed as a free agent by MODO (Sweden), January 31, 2005. Missed majority of 2006-07 due to off-season shoulder surgery. Missed majority of 2008-09 due to various injuries. Signed as a free agent by Kladno (CzRep), August 28, 2009.
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