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Brooks Laich
Brooks Laich
Center  - WSH
Number: 21
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 195
Shoots: Left
Born: Jun 23, 1983  (Age 32)
Birthplace: Wawota, SK, Canada
Acquired: Acquired from Ottawa with a second-round selection in the 2005 Entry Draft for right wing Peter Bondra, Feb. 18, 2004
Drafted: OTT / 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 6th (193rd overall)
Scored a goal vs. CAR (3/31) ... Tallied two assists at NYR (3/29) ... Earned an assist vs.
NSH (3/28) ... Tallied an assist at BUF (3/16) ... Scored a goal vs. BUF (3/7) ... Recorded
an assist at PHI (2/22) ... Earned an assist vs. NYI (2/21) ... Passed Sergei Gonchar (654)
for 11th place on the Capitals’ franchise games played list vs. PHI (2/8) ... 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), marking his 300th NHL/Capitals point ... Scored a goal vs. VAN (12/2) ...
Passed Sylvain Cote (622) for 14th place on the Capitals’ franchise games played list vs.
NYI (11/28) ... Earned an assist vs. NJ (10/16) ... Earned an assist in Game 1 of the ECQF
vs. NYI (4/15) .... Scored a goal in Game 5 of the ECQF vs. NYI (4/23).
2013-14: Scored a goal vs. PHX (3/8) ... Scored a goal at PHI (3/5) ... Tallied three points
(1g, 2a) at FLA (2/27) ... Played in his 600th Capitals game at NYR (1/19) ... Played in his
600th NHL game at CBJ (1/17) ... Scored his 10th career SHG at PIT (1/15) ... Scored a
goal vs. OTT (11/27) ... Scored a goal at DET (11/15) ... Scored a shooutout goal at WPG
(10/22) ... Scored the game-winning goal vs. CBJ (10/19) ... Scored his first goal of the
season vs. EDM (10/14) ... Missed 31 games due to injury. 2012-13: Missed 39 games due
to injury ... Registered an assist on 3/31 at PHI ... Recorded an assist on 3/30 at BUF ...
Scored first goal of the season on 3/22 at WPG ... Tallied first assist of the season on
3/21 at WPG ... Made season debut on 3/19 at PIT after missing 28 games due to injury.
2011-12: Finished t-5th on the team in goals (16) and 6th in points (41) ...Played in all 82
games for the second-consecutive year ... Recorded a GWG and an assist on 4/5 vs.
FLA ... Shootout-determing goal on 3/29 at BOS ... GWG on 3/11 vs. TOR; SHG ... GWG
on 3/10 at BOS ... Scored GTG on 3/6 vs. CAR ... Scored WSH’s lone goal on 2/18 at TB
... Tallied 2 assists on 2/4 at MTL ... Scored team’s first goal on 2/1 at FLA ... Registered
2 assists on 1/13 vs. TB ... Scored a goal and an assist on Dec. 23 at NJ ... Played in
his 500th career NHL game, against his original team, and scored GWG in overtime on
12/3 vs. OTT ... Scored the GWG on 11/21 vs. PHX ... Played as a defenseman on 11/12
vs. NJ ... Recorded 3 assists on 11/1 vs. ANA ... Collected an assist on 10/22 vs. DET
... Added an assist on 10/18 vs. FLA ... Led all WSH forwards in ice time for each of the
first two games of the season ... Recorded his first assist of the season on 10/10 vs. TB
... Scored his first goal of the season on 10/8 vs. CAR ... Finished t-5th on the team in
playoff points and 2nd in assists ... Ranked 2nd among Capitals forwards in ice time per
game during the postseason (20:13) ... Recorded 1g-2a in Game 3 of the ECQF vs. BOS.
2010-11: Finished fourth on the team in points (48), sixth in goals (16) and third in assists
(32) ... Was one of just three Capitals players to play in all 82 regular-season games ...
His 207 shots were second on the team ... Extended his career-high assists streak to
five games with two helpers on 4/6 … Had seven assists in his last six games ... His first
period goal on 3/15 at MTL was the 100th of his NHL career; his first career goal was
also at MTL; in a 5-1 win on 11/19/2005 ... Scored in consecutive games four times, with
the last coming on 3/13 vs. CHI and 3/15 at MTL ... Eight of his 16 goals were the Caps’
first of the game; four were the first goal of the game ... Had three goals and five points in
his first five games of the season … Had 4 PPGs, all on the road, and 10 of his 16 goals
on the road … Recorded two multiple-point games during the playoffs (4/23 vs. NYR, 2a;
5/1 vs. TB, 1g-1a) … Ranked second on the team during the playoffs in points (7) … Led
the Caps in the playoffs in assists (6). 2009-10: Played in 78 games and established career
highs in points (59), goals (25), assists (34), PPGs (12) and plus/minus (+16) … Ranked
second on the team in PPGs and fifth on the team in points, goals and assists … His PPG
total ranked tied for 13th in the NHL ... Had 19 points in his last 19 games (8g-11a) …
Ranked fifth on the team with 21 power-play points (12g-9a) … Tied for second on the
team with eight goals in the final 10 minutes and overtime … Matched career-high with
four GWGs … Led the Caps with two overtime goals (10/24 vs. NYI and 4/5 vs. BOS) …
Team was 15-2-2 when he scored a goal and 30-7-7 when he recorded a point … Second
among Caps forwards with 21.4 shifts per game … Set a new career high and finished tied
for third on the team with 222 shots … Second among Caps forwards in total shorthanded
TOI (164:09) … Began the season with a career best four-game assist streak (10/1—10/8,
3g-4a) … Matched his career-high with three assists 10/29 at ATL …Scored his seventh
career SHG 1/17 vs. PHI … Had his first career hat trick 2/10 at MTL … Registered a
career long six-game point streak (3/10—3/20, 4g-4a) … Set a new career mark with goals
(4g) in three straight games (3/16—3/20) ... Had two goals and an assist in seven playoff
games ... Recorded a multiple-point game 4/19 at MTL (1g-1a) ... Scored the Caps’ last
goal of the season in Game 7 (4/28). 2008-09: Established career highs at the time in goals
(23), assists (30), points (53) and PPGs (9) … Ranked fourth on the team in goals and
PPGs and fifth in points and assists … Had 23 points (8g-15a) in the third period … Had 20
points in his last 21 games (9g-11a) … Averaged more than three minutes more ice time
per game (17:16) than the previous season (14:02) … Led Caps forwards with 21.7 shifts
per game … Ranked fifth on the team with 24 power-play points (9g-15a) … The Capitals
went 14-5-2 when Laich scored a goal and 29-7-4 when he recorded a point … Scored
the team’s first goal 10 times … Had 11 multiple-point games and two two-goal games …
Recorded 14 points (7g-7a) in the last 10 minutes and overtime of the game, including one
GWG and an empty netter … Had goals in consecutive games three times … Posted a
season-high four-game point streak (1g-3a) from 10/11—10/18 … Posted his 100th career
point on 1/14 at PIT … Recorded a SHG on 3/17 at FLA … Appeared in his 300th career
game 3/8 vs. PIT … Posted a career-high three assists on 3/27 vs. TB … Ended the regular
season with four goals in his last four games … Finished sixth on the team in playoff
scoring with seven points (3g-4a) in 14 games … Two goals came on the PP … Had five
points (2g-3a) in five games when the team faced elimination … Scored goals in Games
6 and 7 of the ECSF vs. PIT (5/11—5/13) … Assisted on the OT goal in Game 6 at PIT on
5/11. 2007-08: One of only four Capitals to play in every game … Finished 3rd on the team
in goals and 7th in points … T-2nd on the team with four GWGs (10/8 at NYI; 1/1 vs. OTT;
3/14 vs. ATL and 4/1 vs. CAR) … Led the team (among players who competed in at least
20 games) with a 17.2 shooting percentage … Paced the team with two SHGs … Led the
team and ranked 17th among NHL forwards with 56 blocked shots … Played his 200th
career game 1/23 at TOR … Posted the first three two-goal games of his career (2/26, 3/3
and 3/14) and seven PPGs in the last 22 games of the year … Recorded the first four-point
game of his career on 2/26 vs. MIN (2g-2a) … Had a SHG and an assist on the OT winner
3/27 at TB … Tied for fourth on the team with six points (1g-5a) in seven playoff games …
Shared the team lead in playoff assists … Tied for second on the team at +2 in the playoffs
… Averaged 18:36 of ice time in the playoffs, up 4:34 from the regular season … Had points
in each of the last five games of the ECQF vs. PHI (1g-5a, 4/15—4/25), tied for the longest
point streak in the NHL in the first round … That point streak was two games longer than
his career-best streak in the regular season … Scored his first career playoff goal in Game
3 of the ECQF at PHI (4/15) … Had two assists, a +2 rating and six shots on goal in Game
6 at PHI. 2006-07: T-5th on the team with eight goals in 73 games … T-2nd on the team
and 10th in the NHL with three SHGs … Four of his eight goals came during the third period
… Finished 4th on the team with 119 shots. 2005-06: Played 104 total regular-season and
playoff games for Washington and Hershey (AHL), tied with Boyd Gordon for the most in
the organization … Played in each of the 73 Capitals games after his initial recall from
Hershey on 10/25 … Ranked 11th on the team with 21 points (7g-14a) … Ranked 2nd
among Capitals rookies in scoring… Scored his first two career NHL goals in back-to-back
games (11/19—11/22) ... Was 6th on Hershey in postseason scoring with 15 points (8g-7a)
in 21 games as the Bears won the Calder Cup. 2004-05: Spent the season with Portland
(AHL), where he finished 5th on the team in goals (16) and t-8th in points (26) in 68 games
... His eight PPGs and five GWGs were both tied for the team lead. 2003-04: Recalled by
OTT and made his NHL debut at NJ (2/3) … Was dealt to the Capitals (2/18) and was
assigned to Portland … Recalled by the Capitals on 3/12 and made his debut that night vs.
CHI, recording his first NHL point, an assist.
Junior Career
2002-03: Led the Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL) in goals, assists and points … Finished the
season ranked 6th in the WHL in points, t-7th in goals, t-8th in assists, t-7th in plus/minus
and t-3rd in PPGs … Played in all 15 playoff games for Seattle, recording five goals and 14
assists … Led the team in playoff points (19) and assists.
European Career
2012-13: Played 19 games with Kloten of the Swiss-A league during the work stoppage ...
Scored six goals and earned 12 assists.
International Career
2003: Won a silver medal with Canada at the 2003 World Junior Championship.
Selected by Ottawa in the sixth round, 193rd overall, in the 2001 NHL Draft … Traded to
Washington from Ottawa with Ottawa’s second-round choice in the 2005 NHL Draft (later
traded to Colorado-Chris Durand) and future considerations for Peter Bondra, Feb. 18,
Twitter: @BrooksLaich ... Supports Athletes Against Autism … Enjoys fishing and golfing
… Favorite sport other than hockey is baseball and is an avid Toronto Blue Jays fan ... If
he wasn’t playing hockey, Brooks would love to be in a rock band ... His first car was a
1989 Ford Tempo GL ... His favorite TV show is The Office and his favorite movies are
Anchorman, Rounders and Man On Fire ... His favorite actress is Julianne Hough.