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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
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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. Oct 11 - 4:05 PM

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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.
Oct 10 - 12:23 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.
Oct 9 - 1:48 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.
Oct 8 - 10:19 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
Sep 25 - 10:04 AM

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.
Source: NHL.com
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

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