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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)
2015 Playoffs Recorded two points in seven games in the first round vs. NYI ... Scored a goal in Game 5 vs. NYI (4/23) ... Recorded three hits in Game 4 at NYI (4/21) ... Earned an assist in Game 1 vs. NYI (4/15). 2014-15 Regular 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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— Dan Bylsma after being introduced as new coach of the Buffalo Sabres