- Skated career-high 24:13 on 3/12 vs. CAR ... Scored first career NHL goal and added an assist for first career multi-point game on 3/5 vs. BOS ... Recorded an assist on 2/23 vs. NJ ... Tallied an assist on 2/14 at TB ... Registered an assist on 2/12 at FLA ... Recorded an assist on 2/7 at PIT for first point streak (2 games) of NHL career ... Tallied his first career NHL point (assist) on 2/5 vs. TOR ... Made season debut on 1/22 vs. WPG ... Led Hershey in goals (13) and ranked 3rd in points (26) while adding 13 assists at the time of his recall ... Has already set career highs in goals, assists (tied) and points despite playing in just 41 AHL games so far this season ... Was named to the AHL Eastern Conference All-Star squad for the 2013 Dunkin' Donuts AHL All-Star Classic
- Set AHL career highs in goals, assists and points
- Earned his first NHL recall on 1/10 and made his NHL debut one night later against PIT at Verizon Center
Traded to Washington by NY Rangers for Francois Bouchard, November 8, 2011. Missed majority of 2013-14 due to knee injury vs. Binghamton (AHL), November 10, 2013.
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