One of Washington Capitals favorite former players is getting a chance to play in the NHL again, according to reports from the LA Kings. Now with Jeff Carter out for a long while with a lower-body injury; the door is open for someone to step in. Laich has been practicing with the Kings, albeit without a contract, waiting his time out.
Signed ✔️ pic.twitter.com/zUn7G9vHSz
— LA Kings (@LAKings) October 19, 2017
Brooks signed a one year two-way contract on Thursday afternoon, according to CBS Sports. Laich’s contract will have an Annual Average Value (AAV) of $650,000.
Brooks, who the Caps sent off to Toronto after the 2015/16 season is not officially part of the roster. This summer, following his marriage to Julianne Hough, he was given a player tryout (PTO) with the Kings. The tryout expired 1 October with no offer of a contract.
We expect he will be in the number 25 jersey, as he did in the preseason.
— Brooks Laich (@brookslaich) October 18, 2017
It might only be a short-term opportunity for Laich. We’re happy for him to be back in the game!!!
— Brooks Laich (@brookslaich) October 19, 2017