AH All-Rookie Team (2004) AH First All-Star Team (2006)
Signed as a free agent by Washington, March 31, 2006. Missed majority of 2006-07 due to wrist injury vs. Philadelphia (AHL), January 24, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Chicago (AHL), August 18, 2009.
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