- Established AHL career-highs in goals (10), points (31), and shots on goal (93), and tied a career-high in assists (21)
- Ranked fourth on Lake Erie – and led all defensemen on the team – in points, ranked fifth on the team in assists, and finished second among defensemen on the team in goals
- Posted a three-game point streak on two occasions - from Dec. 5 vs. Toronto to Dec. 8 at Hamilton, and from Jan. 10 at Rockford to Jan. 12 at Milwaukee
- Registered two points (one goal, one assist), including the game-winning goal, on Dec. 5 vs. Toronto
- Established single-game career-highs with three assists and four points on Jan. 12 at Milwaukee
- Skated in one game with the Avalanche.
CCHA All-Rookie Team (2004) CCHA Second All-Star Team (2005, 2006) CCHA First All-Star Team (2007) NCAA West Second All-American Team (2007)
Traded to Colorado by Boston for Colby Cohen, November 29, 2010. Missed majority of 2011-12 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, 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