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Brooks Laich

Born:June 23, 1983Draft:2001, Ottawa Senators, #193 Overall
Hometown:Wawota, SK, CANPosition:C/LW
Known For:Capitals alternate captainShoots/Catches:Left
National Team:Canada

Evan Brooks Laich (/ˈlaɪk/; born June 23, 1983) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey forward. He played over 750 NHL games across four teams: the Ottawa SenatorsWashington CapitalsToronto Maple Leafs, and the Los Angeles Kings.

Laich was originally drafted by the Senators in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, and was later traded to the Capitals as part of the package for Peter Bondra. Before playing professionally, Laich spent time in the Western Hockey League (WHL) playing with the Moose Jaw Warriors and Seattle Thunderbirds. He has represented Canada internationally, capturing a silver medal at the 2003 World Junior Championships, and playing for Canada again at the 2010 World Hockey Championships.

Brooks Laich
Brooks Laich, Washington Capitals (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Brooks Laich Statistics

Deeper Dive


  • SMAAAHL First All-Star Team 1999-2000
  • CHL Third All-Star Team 2002-2003
  • U20 WJC Silver Medal 2002-2003
  • WHL (West) First All-Star Team 2002-2003
  • AHL Calder Cup Champion 2005-2006