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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)
2014-15 Recorded an assist at PHI (2/22) ... Earned an assist vs. NYI (2/21) ... Recorded an assist vs. PIT (1/28) ... Tallied an assist at DAL (1/17) ... Earned an assist vs. DET (1/10) ... Scored a goal at TOR (1/7) ... Scored a goal vs. FLA (1/4) ... Tallied an assist at NYI (12/29) ... Earned an assist at PIT (12/27) ... Scored a goal at TB (12/9) ... Registered two points (1g, 1a) at NJ (12/6) ... Scored a goal vs. VAN (12/2) ... Tallied two shots in 11:07 of ice time at TOR (11/29) ... Led WSH in shots (4) vs. NYI (11/28) ... Missed 15 games due to injury (10/22-11/4, 11/8-11/26) ... Logged 12:54 of ice time at CHI (11/7) ... Won 3 of 4 faceoffs (75.0%) in 13:25 of ice time vs. FLA (10/18) ... Earned an assist vs. NJ (10/16) ... Registered 14:04 of ice time vs. SJ (10/14) ... Recorded 16:30 of ice time at BOS (10/11) ... Registered 17:14 of ice time vs. MTL (10/9).
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

I've got a lot of experience and there's a lot of young guys. It's even making me excited a little more. It's kind of a new life. At my age, I feel like I know a lot of things what to do, but I just cannot do it anymore. It's a lot easier to tell them what to do because they've still got the legs and hands to do it. I just know things, but I cannot do them anymore.

— Jaromir Jagr after making his Panthers debut in a win against the Sabres on Saturday