2013-14: Played in his 200th career game at PIT, Mar. 25…Notched an assist vs. CGY, Mar. 15…Scored a goal vs. STL, Mar. 2…Skated in a season-high 7:57 of ice time vs. LAK, Jan. 28…Scored a goal vs. CAR, Dec. 14…Had an assist at COL, Dec. 10…Notched an assist vs. COL, Nov. 21…Skated in 6:00 of ice time vs. VAN, Nov. 5…Skated in 6:06 of ice time with 3 hits vs. NSH, Oct. 31…Skated in 6:24 of ice time vs. LAK, Oct. 29…Had an assist at LAK, Oct. 24…Tallied an assist at CAR, Oct. 13…Notched his 1st assist of the season at PHI, Oct. 11…Made his season debut and skated in 5:05 of ice time at DET, Oct. 10.
2012-13: Posted a career-high 6 assists (0-6-6) in 28 games with 36 PIM and a plus-2 rating…Had 36 hits…Registered a career-high 3-game point streak (0-3-3) from Feb. 23-26…Played in his 150th NHL game vs. STL, Mar. 7.
NOTES: Has also played for PIT…His twitter handle “BizNasty2point0” has over 500,000 followers.
Claimed on waivers by Phoenix from Pittsburgh, September 30, 2009. Missed majority of 2011-12 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Cardiff (Britain), November 1, 2012.
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 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh