CAREER: In the 1st season of a 4-year contract...2009 AHL All-Star...2007 OHL Second All-Star Team...Represented the Czech Republic in the 2006 and 2007 WJC...Served as a ‘Black Ace’ during the Red Wings 2008 Stanley Cup championship.
2013-14: Finished T3rd among DET D in points (19), setting a new career high in points...Tallied 8 points (1-7-8) and +9 rating in final 13 games of season...Was a season-best +3 on 4/13 at STL and 3/27 vs. MTL...Recorded his 1st multi-point game with 2 points (1-1-2) on 11/2 at EDM...Logged a career-high 26:04 on 10/21 vs. SJ...Multi-point games: 4...Man Game Lost: 6
OTHER: Has a brother, Denis, who plays professionally in the Czech Republic...Recorded 127 points (26-101-127) in 176 games with the OHL’s Kitchener Rangers from 2004-07...Made his professional debut with HC Pardubice at the age of 16.
OHL Second All-Star Team (2007)
Signed as a free agent by Pardubice (CzRep), September 23, 2012.
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