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Brooks Laich | Center | #23

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (33) / 6/23/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 6 (193) / OTT
Contract: view contract details

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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. Sep 25 - 10:04 AM
Source: Toronto Sun

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Brooks Laich's first goal as a Maple Leaf was all Toronto could manage in a 4-1 loss to Buffalo on Thursday night.

Laich now has two goals and 12 points in 78 games this season, though his scoring has picked up with the Leafs. Five of those 12 points have come in the past 16 games with Toronto.
Mar 31 - 10:28 PM

Brooks Laich (personal) will get back into the lineup on Monday night.

He didn't play on Saturday because of personal reasons. Laich has contributed one assist in 10 games since joining the Leafs from Washington.
Mar 21 - 11:36 AM

Brooks Laich has temporarily left the Leafs for personal reasons.

It's not clear if Laich will be available for Saturday's contest, but we wouldn't count on it. He has a goal and eight points in 70 games in 2015-16.
Mar 18 - 3:12 PM

Brooks Laich seems to have a knack for setting up hockey players in the Nylander family.

Laich assisted on Michael Nylander's last NHL goal in 2009 and on Saturday, he registered an assist on William's first goal in the big show. "I don’t know if that places me in the category of a cousin or an uncle," laughed the 32-year-old Laich. "That’s a pretty neat statistic. I’m not sure if it’s my (longevity) or that his Dad had a kid pretty early. William making the NHL at age 19 sure helps me. I remember my first goal, and for William, what a special, special moment this is. His dad was a special player, too.
Source: Toronto Sun
Mar 6 - 10:24 AM

Brooks Laich will play in Monday's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Laich was acquired from the Washington Capitals on Sunday night. He traveled all day so that he could suit up for his new team as soon as possible. The veteran forward has just one goal and seven points this season. He's not worth owning in most fantasy leagues.
Feb 29 - 7:32 PM

The Washington Capitals traded Brooks Laich, Connor Carrick and a second-round pick in 2016 to the Maple Leafs for Daniel Winnik and Anaheim's fifth-round pick in 2016.

Wow! No one saw this one coming. It's not a major trade by any means, but it does carry big financial implications. Laich's production has dried up considerably in the last few seasons and his $4.5 million cap hit through next season was too much for a team like the Capitals to digest. Washington replaces Laich with a young and less expensive player in Daniel Winnik. Toronto can afford to take on salary, as they won't be competing any time soon. The Maple Leafs did a great job to land themselves another quality draft pick and prospect.
Feb 29 - 12:16 AM

Brooks Laich is expected to be in the Washington lineup Sunday despite being placed on waivers Saturday.

Laich is not expected to be claimed as his salary cap hit is $4.5 million and he still has another year to go on his contract. Laich has only a goal and seven points with a minus-six rating. He was a nice fantasy player a few years ago but is totally a non-factor at this time.
Feb 28 - 10:11 AM

The Washington Capitals have placed veteran forward Brooks Laich on waivers.

Laich has seen is role with the Caps decrease in the last few seasons. He has one year left on his contract $4.5 million which makes someone claiming him extremely unlikely. The 32-year-old has one goal, seven points and a minus-six rating with the Capitals in 2015-16.
Feb 27 - 12:17 PM

Brooks Laich, who was a healthy scratch on Saturday, will return Sunday against the Rangers.

Mike Richards got to play in place of Laich, who was missing just his first game of the season. However Laich has posted just five points with 53 hits this season, a far cry from what was expected of the veteran Capital coming into the season.
Jan 17 - 4:17 PM

Brooks Laich, Stanislav Galiev, and Ryan Stanton will each be scratched from Saturday's match with Buffalo.

This will be Laich's first game absent from the lineup this season as he gives way to Mike Richards' team debut. However Laich has posted just five points with 53 hits this season, a far cry from what was expected of the veteran Capital coming into the season.
Source: Mike Brophy
Jan 16 - 6:18 PM

Brooks Laich doesn't think it'll be too hard to get motivated for Sunday's tilt against the New York Rangers.

"They’ve kind of transitioned into our biggest rival probably the last four or five years, especially with the playoff history," said Laich. "We want to extend our lead on first place, and they’re going to try and close it, so it shouldn’t be a hard game to get up for." The Rangers knocked off the Capitals in the playoffs last year.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 11:20:00 AM

Brooks Laich, who blocked a shot during Saturday's game, didn't skate on Monday.

Capitals coach Barry Trotz thinks there's an 80% chance that Laich will still play on Tuesday. Laich has a goal in 13 games this season.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 09:29:00 AM

Brooks Laich hasn't recorded a point yet this season.

Laich has a minus-four rating in 10 games. He's averaging just 10:30 minutes per contest and that's part of the reason why we don't expect him to be a big offensive contributor going forward.
Tue, Nov 3, 2015 09:54:00 AM

In lighter news, Washington Capitals forward Brooks Laich announced his engagement to actress Julienne Hough.

The couple shared the news on Aug. 18. It appears to be a great summer for Laich, as it sounds like he's also put some of his injury woes behind him.
Sat, Aug 22, 2015 12:21:00 PM

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C1Nazem Kadri
2Auston Matthews
3Tyler Bozak
4William Nylander
5Peter Holland
6Brooks Laich
LW1James van Riemsdyk
2Joffrey Lupul
3Milan Michalek
4Matt Martin
5Colin Greening
RW1Leo Komarov
2Mitch Marner
3Connor Brown
4Nikita Soshnikov
5Zach Hyman
6Byron Froese
7Nathan Horton
D1Morgan Rielly
2Jake Gardiner
3Matt Hunwick
4Martin Marincin
5Nikita Zaitsev
6Roman Polak
7Frank Corrado
8Connor Carrick
9Stephane Robidas
G1Frederik Andersen
2Jhonas Enroth
3Garret Sparks
4Antoine Bibeau