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Brooks Laich
NUMBER: 21 BIRTHDATE: June 23, 1983  (AGE 32)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Wawota, SK, Canada
WEIGHT: 195 DRAFTED: OTT / 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 6th   (193rd overall)
2015-16 Season Tallied an assist vs. EDM (11/23) ... Registered an assist vs. CGY (11/13) ... Earned his first point of the season with a goal vs. BOS (11/5) ... Tallied two hits in 11:37 of ice time at NYR (11/3) ... Registered five shots vs. SJ (10/13) ... Won 4 of 6 faceoffs (66.7%) vs. NJ (10/10).
WHL West First All-Star Team (2003) Traded to Seattle (WHL) by Moose Jaw (WHL) with Tomas Mojzis for Craig Olynick, Stanislav Avksentiev and Seattle's 3rd round choice (Tanner Gillies) in 2002 WHL Bantam Draft, November 20, 2001. Traded to Washington by Ottawa with Ottawa's 2nd round choice (later traded to Colorado - Colorado selected Chris Durand) in 2005 Entry Draft for Peter Bondra, February 18, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Kloten (Swiss), September 28, 2012. Missed majority of 2012-13 due to recurring groin injury and lower-body injury vs. NY Islanders, April 4, 2013.
Quote of the Day

Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
World Cup of Hockey 2016