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Brooks Laich | Center | #25

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (34) / 6/23/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 6 (193) / OTT
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Brooks Laich registered an assist in Los Angeles' 5-2 loss to Tampa Bay Thursday night.
It was Laich's first point in 10 games with Los Angeles. The Kings inked him to a one-year, two-way deal on Oct. 19 after Jeff Carter suffered a leg injury. Nov 10 - 4:45 AM

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Brooks Laich has signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Los Angeles Kings.

Laich took part in Los Angeles' training camp, but didn't secure a contract heading into the regular season. He continued to skate with the team in the hopes of landing a deal and that's happened now that the Kings have lost Jeff Carter indefinitely to a leg injury. Laich can earn $650,000 annually at the NHL level or $50,000 in the minors.
Oct 19 - 5:23 PM

Brooks Laich will reportedly sign with the Los Angeles Kings soon.

Laich participated in the Kings' training camp on a tryout basis. He's continued to skate with the Kings after the preseason concluded despite the fact that he didn't have a contract. Now that Jeff Carter is out indefinitely with a leg injury, it seems Los Angeles will sign him.
Oct 19 - 4:27 PM

Brooks Laich is focused on staying positive despite going into the season without a contract.

Laich attended the Kings' training camp on a PTO. He's still practicing with the Kings despite the fact that they haven't signed him yet. "Be grateful for the opportunity, show up as a good pro and show up as a good teammate," Laich said. "I’m going to focus on those things, and I believe that good things happen to good people, and if you do things right that over the long term, you’re going to win out, eventually. So maybe it’s not today, maybe it’s not tomorrow, but I hope at some point my opportunity will come with this organization."
Oct 5 - 10:22 AM

Brooks Laich has continued to practice with the Kings despite being released from his PTO.

Laich is hoping for some clarity regarding his situation next week. The Kings ultimately might sign him if they run into injury troubles or one of their rookies isn't working out in the regular season.
Oct 4 - 5:17 AM

Brooks Laich has been released from his PTO, but he could stay with the Kings and practice with the team.

It's still unclear if he will receive a contract, but if he hangs around long enough then he could end up with Los Angeles or with an AHL deal eventually.
Oct 2 - 12:39 PM

Brooks Laich had his professional tryout with the Kings expire.

Laich is still with the Kings but has not been signed to a contract so his status is unknown at this time. We would expect the Kings to release him or possibly sign him to an AHL contract. He has no fantasy value.
Oct 2 - 8:18 AM

Brooks Laich will reportedly join the Los Angeles Kings' training camp on a tryout basis.

Laich is a veteran of 764 NHL games, but the 34-year-old split the 2016-17 campaign between the NHL and AHL. If he does make the Kings it would be as a bottom-six forward as his potential offensive contributions at this stage of his career are minimal.
Sep 6 - 6:16 PM

Brooks Laich cleared waivers on Wednesday.

He played in Wednesday afternoon's 3-2 win for the Marlies over Syracuse. Laich hasn't seen any NHL action this year.
Feb 22 - 6:47 PM

Brooks Laich has been placed on waivers by Toronto.

He is just on regular waivers, so this isn't a precursor to his contract being mutually terminated. Laich expressed his preference to be moved by Toronto if he isn't part of the team's long-term plans. He has spent the entire year in the minors, but he's been limited to just 22 appearances.
Feb 21 - 12:37 PM

Brooks Laich has been sent down by Toronto.

The Leafs made the move after picking up Seth Griffith from waivers. Laich cleared waivers on Monday.
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 04:05:00 PM

Brooks Laich wasn't claimed on waivers.

Toronto hasn't sent Laich to the minors yet, which suggests that the Leafs might have waived him to keep their options open. Now if Toronto claims someone off waivers or through a trade, the squad can easily send Laich to the AHL.
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 12:23:00 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs have waived Brooks Laich.

The 33-year-old Laich is entering the final year of his deal which dings the cap at $4.5M. Should he make his way through waivers the Maple Leafs will only see $950K in cap relief. With veteran forwards being deemed "too expensive" all over the league, his future in the NHL has little certainty at the moment.
Sun, Oct 9, 2016 01:48:00 PM

William Nylander and Brooks Laich stunned the Red Wings with a pair of goals in the first minute of the third period of Saturday night’s exhibition game. It was not quite enough as the Maple Leafs fell to the Red Wings 4-3.

Nylander scored 39 seconds into the third; Laich added another only 12 seconds later. Laich’s goal tied the score for 11 minutes of this period. This was Nylander’s second goal of the preseason and Laich’s first. Nylander at 20 and Laich at 33 provided a perfect combination of youthful enthusiasm and experience.
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 10:19:00 PM

Brooks Laich hopes to provide some veteran leadership to a very young Toronto squad.

Laich, who at 33, is the oldest player in Maple Leaf camp, joked that he is the "youngest, old guy on a team in the NHL". We don't expect much production from Laich in 2016-17 but he will play an important role keeping the Buds' young stars centered.
Source: Toronto Sun
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 10:04:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Anze Kopitar
2Jeff Carter
3Nic Dowd
4Nick Shore
5Brooks Laich
LW1Alex Iafallo
2Tanner Pearson
3Jussi Jokinen
4Kyle Clifford
5Adrian Kempe
6Andy Andreoff
RW1Tyler Toffoli
2Dustin Brown
3Marian Gaborik
4Trevor Lewis
5Jonny Brodzinski
D1Drew Doughty
2Jake Muzzin
3Alec Martinez
4Derek Forbort
5Christian Folin
6Kevin Gravel
7Oscar Fantenberg
8Kurtis MacDermid
G1Jonathan Quick
2Darcy Kuemper