WHL East First All-Star Team (2000, 2001) WHL Player of the Year (2001) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2001)
Signed as a free agent by Jokerit Helsinki (Finland), September 6, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Sodertalje (Sweden), November 8, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Nurnberg (Germany), January 25, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, August 10, 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 NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh