2013-14: Injuries during first season with NJ limited playing time to just 43 games and production to 26 points…Played in season-high 37 consecutive contests Dec. 27-Mar. 31; recorded 7g-18a-25pts during stretch…Posted season-high five-game point-scoring streak Jan. 7-14 (1g-6a-7pts)…Also had points in three straight Mar. 4-8 (3a); and points in back-to-back games three times: Mar. 23-27 (1g-1a-2pts), Feb. 27-Mar. 1 (2g-1a-3pts) and Jan. 18-21 (2g-1a-3pts)...Recorded five multi-pt. games, including three times over a four-game stretch Jan. 12-18 (2g-4a-6pts)….Collected season-high 1g-2a-3pts Mar. 31 vs. Fla...Posted three 1g-1a-2pt games: Mar. 1 at NYI, Jan. 18 at Phx. and Jan. 12 at Tor.; collected 2a Jan. 14 at Mtl…Reached the 300pt mark in NHL career with assist Mar. 20 vs. Min...Missed 39 games total due to injury, including seven straight to end season Apr. 1-13 and 32 consecutive games from Oct. 17-Dec. 23...Made his Devils' debut in season-opener Oct. 3 at Pit.
Missed majority of 2007-08 due to knee injury at Columbus, October 27, 2007. Traded to NY Rangers by San Jose for NY Rangers' 2nd round choice (Gabryel Boudreau) in 2013 Entry Draft, Florida's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Phoenix Phoenix selected Pavel Laplante) in 2013 Entry Draft and NY Rangers' 5th round choice (Rourke Chartier) in 2014 Entry Draft, April 2, 2013. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 5, 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