Update: Brooks Laich Signs One-Year with LA Kings

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.

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.

He has been keeping busy with projects and  fitness routines.

It might only be a short-term opportunity for Laich. We’re happy for him to be back in the game!!!

Author: Maggie Marcum

Managing Editor for Friends in Cold Places.

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