WCHA All-Rookie Team (2006)
Traded to Tampa Bay by Ottawa for Matt Gilroy, February 27, 2012. Missed 2013-14 due to knee injury vs. Springfield (AHL), May 17, 2013 and resulting surgery. Officially announced his retirement, July 11, 2014.
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 NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh