CCHA First All-Star Team (2003) NCAA West Second All-American Team (2003)
One of only three players (Rolly Huard, Dean Morton) to score a goal in his only NHL game. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, August 15, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Langnau (Swiss), August 16, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Salzburg (Austria), June 26, 2007.
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