Brooks Laich is the professional Ice Hockey forward of NHL. As a player, he began his professional journey after being drafted by Ottowa Senators in the 2001 NHL entry draft.
Since then, he has made numerous honorable participation for his nation. He is the Silver medalist for Canada at the 2003 World Junior Championships. And, he has also represented Canada in the 2010 World Hockey Championship.
Brooks Laich was born on 23 June 1983 at Wawota, Canada. He spent his professional career with four different teams and played over 750 National Hockey League(NHL) games with them. Now he is an unrestricted free agent.
Talking about Brooks’s body measurement, he has a stunning height of 6 feet and 2 inches (1.88 meters) and weight about 199 lb (90 Kg).
Brooks Laich Married, Wedding
Brooks Laich and Julianne Hough are enjoying their marital life. Even though Julianne admitted that she is not straight., it hasn’t hampered their relationship.
The couple officially tied the outdoor wedding knot on 8 July 2017 on Lake Coeur d’Alene.
Brooks Laich and Julianne Hough during their outdoor wedding on Lake Coeur d'Alene on July 2017 (Photo:-eonline.com)
The duo met each other for the first time through their mutual friend in 2014. After nurturing their love for a couple of years they had their nuptial bliss.
Talking about his wife, Julianne rose to prominence as a dancer from ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Furthermore, she has starred in a movie entitled Footloose. She is also a Judge of Americas’s Got Talent 2019.
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About Wife's Coming Out
In September 2019, Julianne disclosed to the Women’s Health that she is not straight. Despite this revelation from his wife, Brooks carried a positive mindset and stood for her choices. To everybody’s surprise, he credited his wife for constantly evolving, challenging and growing.
Then in October 2019 in an interview with the PEOPLE magazine, Julianne opened up about her IVF (In Vitro fertilization Process). She revealed that her husband Brooks Leigh is familiar with this process. And he has equally supported her decision and choices.
During his professional career as a player, Brooks Laich made a total earning of $34,653,425 from the year 2006 to 2018. Thanks to his lucrative contracts with different Ice-Hockey team of the USA and National Hockey League (NHL).
Earlier in October 2017, he had signed a one year contract with Los Angeles Kings. As per the lucrative contract, he had a deal to receive the total salary of about $650,000 which helped him to boost his fortunes. But, a month later of playing for the team, he was released on an unconditional waiver—his contract was terminated on 27 November 2017.
Besides Los Angeles Kings, Brooks spent most of his professional career playing for the Washington Capitals, after being traded by Ottawa senators on 18 February 2004. Between February 2004 to February 2016, he spent a year with each club including Portland Pirates, Hershey Bears, and Kloten Flyers. In Spite of this, he played for Washington Capital for prolonged years renewing his contracts.
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It was his fortunate stroke of serendipity which helped him to enrich his fortunes playing for all those clubs.
Interesting Facts About Him
Brooks got nominated for the Sports Illustrated Sportsman Of The Year for his sportsmanship spirit. He lent his supportive hands to two stranded capital fans to change their tire which earned him the nomination.
His wife Julianne Hough has a net worth of about $10 million. She made her earnings through her acting, production and hosting on shows including Show Me the Money, Dancing With the Stars, and America’s Got Talent.
He globally represented Canada in the 2010 world championship, where he scored one goal for the Canadian National team.
Brooks is also recognized for his charitable works. He has extended his support to the charitable organization related to sclerosis and Autism.
Apart from playing Ice Hockey, he is also fond of playing Guitar and Golf in his leisure time.