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Brooks Laich
NUMBER: 21 BIRTHDATE: June 23, 1983  (AGE 31)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Wawota, SK, Canada
WEIGHT: 210 DRAFTED: OTT / 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 6th   (193rd overall)
Earned an assist vs. PIT (3/10) ... Scored a goal vs. PHX (3/8) ... Scored a goal at PHI (3/5) ... Tallied three points (1g, 2a) at FLA (2/27) ... Earned an assist at MTL (1/25) ... Played in his 600th NHL game at CBJ (1/17) ... Scored his 10th career SHG at PIT (1/15) ... Earned an assist at MIN (1/4) ... Missed 30 games due to injury (11/29-12/21, 12/27-12/30, 2/2, 3/6, 3/11, 3/16-4/11) ... Scored a goal vs. OTT (11/27) ... Won 9 of 16 faceoffs (56.3%) vs. PIT (11/20) ... Scored a goal at DET (11/15) ... Earned an assist vs. CBJ (11/12) ... Registered three hits at COL (11/10) ... Earned an assist vs. MIN (11/7) ... Won 5 of 7 faceoffs (71%) vs. NYI (11/5) ... Recorded three blcoked shots vs. FLA (11/2) ... Tallied a game-high four hits at CGY (10/26) ... Scored a shooutout goal at WPG (10/22) ... Scored the game-winning goal vs. CBJ (10/19) ... Scored his first goal of the season vs. EDM (10/14)
WHL West First All-Star Team (2003) Traded to Seattle (WHL) by Moose Jaw (WHL) with Tomas Mojzis for Craig Olynick, Stanislav Avksentiev and Seattle's 3rd round choice (Tanner Gillies) in 2002 WHL Bantam Draft, November 20, 2001. Traded to Washington by Ottawa with Ottawa's 2nd round choice (later traded to Colorado - Colorado selected Chris Durand) in 2005 Entry Draft for Peter Bondra, February 18, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Kloten (Swiss), September 28, 2012. Missed majority of 2012-13 due to recurring groin injury and lower-body injury vs. NY Islanders, April 4, 2013.
Quote of the Day

He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.

— David Ekblad on his son's [Aaron Ekblad] journey to the NHL, signing with the Florida Panthers