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Brooks Laich
NUMBER: 21 BIRTHDATE: June 23, 1983  (AGE 32)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Wawota, SK, Canada
WEIGHT: 195 DRAFTED: OTT / 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 6th   (193rd overall)
2014-15 Season Scored a goal vs. CAR (3/31) ... Passed Sergei Gonchar (654) for 11th place on the Capitals franchise games played list vs. PHI (2/8) ... Registered two points (1g, 1a) at NJ (12/6), marking his 300th NHL/Capitals point ... Passed Sylvain Cote (622) for 14th place on the Capitals franchise games played list vs. NYI (11/28).
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.
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I don't know the room very well yet. I don't know how we're going to react in certain situations. We've had a couple of minor tests throughout the [preseason] ... We'll get to know each other as the year goes on. We'll figure it out.

— Oilers coach Todd McLellan on starting the 2015-16 season without a captain
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