Canadian Major Junior - Scholastic Player of the Year (1999) OHL Second All-Star Team (2000, 2001)
Missed majority of 2001-02 due to groin injury in practice, January 3, 2002. Signed as a free agent by SaiPa (Finland), August 30, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Berlin (Germany), July 12, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, July 1, 2014.
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