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Capitals Re-Sign Center Brooks Laich

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
ARLINGTON, Va. – July 25, 2007 – The Washington Capitals have re-signed center Brooks Laich, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deals were not disclosed.


Laich, 24, played in 73 games for the Capitals last season and totaled 18 points with eight goals and 10 assists. He was tied for fifth on the team in goals and tied for second on the team and 10th in the NHL with three shorthanded tallies. Laich was +4 during the final 13 games last season and the team was 8-6-4 when he recorded a point.

The 6’2”, 208-pound native of Wawota, Saskatchewan, was Ottawa’s sixth-round choice, 193rd overall, in the 2001 Entry Draft. He skated one game for Ottawa before being traded to Washington on Feb. 18, 2004. He has 15 goals and 40 points in 150 career games for the Capitals.

Brooks Laich
Position: Center
Birthday: June 23, 1983 (Wawota, Alberta)
Height: 6’2” Weight: 208 Shoots: Left
Acquired: From Ottawa with Ottawa’s second-round choice in the 2005 Entry Draft and future considerations for Peter Bondra, Feb. 18, 2004.

 

CAREER STATISTICS                            
      Regular Season   Playoffs
Year Team League
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
+/-
PP
SH
GW
S
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
2000-01 Moose Jaw WHL 71 9 21 30 28 - - - - - 4 0 0 0 5
2001-02 Moose Jaw WHL 28 6 14 20 12 - - - - - - - - - -
  Seattle WHL 47 22 36 58 42 - - - - - 11 5 3 8 11
2002-03 Seattle WHL 60 41 53 94 65 - - - - - 15 5 14 19 24
  Canada WJC 6 2 4 6 0 - - - - - - - - - -
2003-04 Ottawa NHL 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 - - - - -
  CAPITALS NHL 4 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0 2 - - - - -
  Binghamton AHL 44 15 18 33 16 - - - - - - - - - -
  Portland AHL 22 1 3 4 12 - - - - - 6 0 0 0 0
2004-05 Portland AHL 68 16 10 26 33 - - - - - - - - - -
2005-06 CAPITALS NHL 73 7 14 21 26 -9 1 0 1 118 - - - - -
  Hershey AHL 10 7 6 13 8 - - - - - 21 8 7 15 29
2006-07 CAPITALS NHL 73 8 10 18 29 -2 2 3 0 119 - - - - -
CAPITALS TOTALS 150 15 25 40 55 -12 3 3 1 239 - - - - -
NHL TOTALS 151 15 25 40 57 -12 3 3 1 240 - - - - -
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