2013-14: Assigned to the Toronto Marlies (AHL) Oct. 9 ... Recalled from the Marlies Oct. 7 ... Assigned to the Marlies Oct. 6 ... Made NHL debut Oct. 5 vs. OTT ... Recalled from the Marlies Oct. 4 ... Played 7 preseason games, collecting 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist) with 20 penalty minutes.
2012-13: Played 22 games for the Toronto Marlies (AHL) collecting 5 points (2 goals, 3 assists) with 41 penalty minutes ... Played 12 games for San Francisco (ECHL) collecting 1 goal and 45 penalty minutes.
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