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Brooks Laich

31-Year-Old Center – Washington Capitals

2014-15 NHL Stats

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Once an undisputed core member of the Caps, injuries and inconsistency have plagued Laich in recent seasons, and 2013-2014 was no different. A groin injury sustained during the most recent lockout has morphed into a chronic issue for Laich, who was only able to play 51 games...

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STATUS:  Out    INJURY:  Upper Body    EST. RETURN:  11/1/2014
SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 210   DOB: 6/23/1983
BORN: Wawota, Saskatchewan   DRAFTED: 6th Rd, #193 Overall in 2001   Show ContractHide Contract

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Brooks Laich Contract Information:

Signed six-year contract extension with the Capitals, worth $27 million in June of 2011.

October 30, 2014  –  Brooks Laich News

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Coach Barry Trotz said Laich (upper body) could possibly play Saturday against the Lightning, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.

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Brooks Laich NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2005-06 22 73 7 14 21 -9 26 118 5.9 1 0 1 0 1
2006-07 23 73 8 10 18 -2 29 119 6.7 0 3 2 0 2
2007-08 24 82 21 16 37 -3 35 122 17.2 4 2 8 0 8
2008-09 25 82 23 30 53 -1 31 185 12.4 3 1 17:17 9 14 23 2:40 98 42
2009-10 26 78 25 34 59 16 34 222 11.3 4 1 18:17 12 9 21 2:57 93 39
2010-11 27 NHL WAS 82 16 32 48 14 46 207 7.7 3 1 18:25 4 9 13 3:23 113 54
2011-12 28 NHL WAS 82 16 25 41 -8 34 191 8.4 5 1 18:30 5 4 9 2:31 120 92
2012-13 29 NHL WAS 9 1 3 4 2 6 10 10.0 0 0 16:32 0 1 1 0:50 14 6
2013-14 30 NHL WAS 51 8 7 15 -7 16 75 10.7 1 1 17:15 1 2 3 1:21 62 35
2014-15 31 NHL WAS 5 0 1 1 -1 0 5 0.0 0 0 15:03 0 0 0 0:06 5 7
2014-15 Proj 31 NHL WAS 74 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Brooks Laich

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Time On Ice Stats

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Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Brooks Laich was on the ice for 15:03.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Brooks Laich was on the ice for 0:06 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 16:32 0:50
2013-14 17:15 1:21
2014-15 15:03 0:06

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Brooks Laich 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 29 DET Did Not Play
Oct 26 at VAN Did Not Play
Oct 25 at CGY Did Not Play
Oct 22 at EDM Did Not Play
Oct 18 FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 13:25 0:02
Oct 16 NJ 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 14:02 0:14
Oct 14 SJ 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 14:04 0:00
Oct 11 at BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 16:30 0:00
Oct 9 MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 17:14 0:15

Brooks Laich: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Laich (upper body) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Red Wings, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.

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Laich (upper body) will be placed on IR, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.

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Laich (upper body) did not practice Monday, Mike Vogel of the teamís official site reports.

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Laich exited Saturday's game in the third period with what head coach Barry Trotz is calling an upper-body injury, Adam Vingan of NBC4 Washington reports.

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Laich had a goal and an assist in the Capitals' 5-4 overtime win over the Bruins on Friday night.

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Laich added skating to his offseason training regimen on Monday, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.

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Laich (abdomen) failed a physical at the end of the season, but said that he will be healthy for the beginning of the 2014-15 campaign, CSN Washington reports.

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Laich (groin) has reported improvement in his recovery from the procedure he underwent last Monday, Katie Carrera of the Washington Post reports.

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Laich (groin) had a successful procedure to release a tight adductor muscle on Monday.

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Laich (groin) did not participate in the team's Saturday morning skate, Katie Carrera of the Washington Post reports.

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Laich (groin) will play in Friday's game against the Canucks, Katie Carrera of the Washington Post reports.

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Laich (groin) skated on his own prior to the Capitals' morning skate Friday, Katie Carrera of the Washington Post reports.

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2014-15

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2013-14

Laich played in just nine games last year after suffering a sports hernia early in the season. He had played in 70-plus games in seven consecutive seasons going into 2012-2013. He notched 40 or more points in four straight seasons and was close to returning to the Capsí lineup when they were eliminated from the playoffs last season. Due to the injury, Laich may be a nice under-the-radar grab in the end-game drafts of deeper leagues.

2012-13

Washington's on-ice leader, Laich is a fan favorite in DC and one of the team's most versatile forwards. Laich has played with Alexander Ovechkin as his winger in previous seasons, but Laich's true value lies in his leadership and work ethic. Unfortunately, those two facets of his game are not measurable by statistics. Laich potted 16 goals for the second-straight season, notching 41 total points. If he plays with the team's top six forwards, Laich could be a decent option in the later rounds of deeper leagues, but, for now, he's worth more to Washington than most rosters.

2011-12

Laich tested free agency this summer, but eventually decided on returning to Washington. With a lack of centermen, Laich may be asked to center the second line. For fantasy owners, he will be a very hot commodity, especially with the possibility of Alexander Semin and Troy Brouwer on either side. Since becoming a mainstay in D.C., Laich has steadily improved every season. He had his best year in 2009-10, but still produced right under 50 points last season. Look for him to take advantage of his new role this season if that is what is asked of him and get back into the area of 60 points. He will also be asked to play a good deal on the man advantage. Do not hesitate to grab him on draft day if the price is right.

2010-11

Last season, Laich took another big leap forward by posting career bests in goals and assists, but most surprising was his plus-16 rating - the first time that heís been on the positive end of the rating in the six years that heís been in the league. Also, each year, Laich is getting awarded with more ice time per game. Heís one of several Washington skaters not named Alex Ovechkin that possesses sufficient fantasy value ahead of the 2010-11 season. Laich is currently on track to open the year centering the Caps' second scoring line.

2009-10

Laich, the 26-year-old center is fresh off his career best season in goals (23), assists (30), and points (53), while playing in all 82 regular season games. He has finally came into his own and his gritty play has really helped the Caps' secondary scoring the last few seasons. He may not be an overrated player coming into this season, but should be relevant in deeper leagues.

2008-09

Laich, the 25-year-old center is fresh off his career best season in goals (21), assists (16), and points (37), while playing in all 82 regular season games. He flourished after being moved to the Caps' second line, recording 12 goals and 20 points in his final 22 games. Fantasy- wise, his value may be a bit overrated, considering his output can be related to who his linemates were last season. It is unsure of what line he will man, but be sure to keep an eye on him during training camp.

2007-08

Laich was converted from center to the wing last season, and will likely remain there in 2007-08. The Capitals don't have a clear second-line right winger, but most likely Laich -- who had only 18 points in 73 games last season -- will end up on a checking line.

2006-07

It'll be interesting to see what the Caps do with Laich, as the organization is extremely thin at center. With Jeff Halpern gone to free agency, Laich will likely battle it out with Brian Sutherby and Kris Beech to see who will center the Caps' second line in 2006-07. If he gets the nod, the 22-year-old -- who filled in well centering the second line when Halpern missed time due to injury last season -- could be among the Caps' top scorers.

2005-06

After putting up 33 points in 44 games with AHL Binghamton in the Ottawa organization in 2003-04, Laich received sporadic playing time for the Caps' AHL affiliate and only scored four points in 22 games. He received a bit more playing time in 2004-05, and had 16 goals and 26 points in 68 games. This season the 22-year-old should be a top line forward for Hershey, and with the Caps' lack of proven talent on their roster, a positive performance could see him advanced up the organizational depth chart, but its unlikely that Laich will play a major role in the NHL in 2005-06.