Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Brooks Laich
Brooks Laich was born June 23, 1983 in Wawota, Saskatchewan. The sixth round, 193rd overall selection of the Ottawa Senators in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Laich is a graduate of the WHL.

A member of Canadas Silver Medal World Junior team in 2003, Laich played three seasons in the WHL with stops in Moose Jaw and Seattle, registering 202 points (78-124-202) before making his professional debut with the AHLs Binghamton Senators in 2003-04. Although he spent the majority of the season in the AHL, Laich saw action in one game with the parent club before having his rights dealt to the Washington Capitals for veteran sniper Peter Bondra. Upon his arrival with the Caps, the Wawota, Saskatchewan went on to play four games and registered one point.

Due to the NHL lockout, Laich spent an entire season in the AHL with the Portland Pirates, where he finished fifth on the team in goals. Over the next three seasons in Washington, Laich secured his roster spot and was a regular on a young Capitals squad. He capped his most productive 2007-08 season with his first playoff appearance and earned a three-year contract extension with the Capitals in the summer of 2008.

During his time in the Capitals organization, Laich would establish himself as a steady player at both ends of the ice. He reached the 20 goal mark in three consecutives seasons and earned a reputation as a fan favourite for his tireless work eithic.

On February 29, 2016, Laich's time in Washington would come to an end. He was traded to the Toronto Maples Leafs at the NHL trade deadline in exchange for Daniel Winnik.

On the international stage, Laich has represented Canada twice. Including his performance at the World Juniors, he also appeared for Canada at the 2010 World Championship.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1999-00 Tisdale Trojans SMHL 57 51 52 103
2000-01 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 71 9 21 30 28 -2 4 0 0 0 5
2001-02 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 28 6 14 20 12 -3
2001-02 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 47 22 36 58 42 +12 11 5 3 8 11
2002-03 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 60 41 53 94 65 +34 15 5 14 19 24
2002-03 Canada WJC-A 6 2 4 6 0 0
2003-04 Ottawa Senators NHL 1 0 0 0 2 0
2003-04 Binghamton Senators AHL 44 15 18 33 16 +3
2003-04 Washington Capitals NHL 4 0 1 1 0 -1
2003-04 Portland Pirates AHL 22 1 3 4 12 -9 6 0 0 0 0
2004-05 Portland Pirates AHL 68 16 10 26 33 -20
2005-06 Washington Capitals NHL 73 7 14 21 26 -9
2005-06 Hershey Bears AHL 10 7 6 13 8 +1 21 8 7 15 29
2006-07 Washington Capitals NHL 73 8 10 18 29 -2
2007-08 Washington Capitals NHL 82 21 16 37 35 -3 7 1 5 6 4
2008-09 Washington Capitals NHL 82 23 30 53 31 -1 14 3 4 7 10
2009-10 Washington Capitals NHL 78 25 34 59 34 +16 7 2 1 3 4
2009-10 Canada WC-A 7 1 0 1 0 0
2010-11 Washington Capitals NHL 82 16 32 48 46 +14 9 1 6 7 2
2011-12 Washington Capitals NHL 82 16 25 41 34 -8 14 2 5 7 6
2012-13 Kloten Flyers Swiss 19 6 12 18 28
2012-13 Washington Capitals NHL 9 1 3 4 6 +2
2013-14 Washington Capitals NHL 51 8 7 15 16 -7
2014-15 Washington Capitals NHL 66 7 13 20 24 -2 14 1 1 2 0
2015-16 Washington Capitals NHL 60 1 6 7 16 -7
2015-16 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 21 1 6 7 2 -6
NHL Totals 764 134 197 331 301 65 10 22 32 26


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 pick (Tanner Gillies) in 2002 WHL Bantam Draft, November 20, 2001. Traded to Washington by Ottawa with Ottawa's 2nd round pick (later traded to Colorado - Colorado selected Chris Durand) in 2005 NHL 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. Traded to Toronto by Washington with Connor Carrick and Washington's 2nd round pick (Carl Grundstrom) in 2016 NHL Draft for Daniel Winnik and Anaheim's 5th round pick (previously acquired, Washington selected Beck Malenstyn) in 2016 NHL Draft, February 28, 2016.
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