Brooks Laich Net Worth and Biography

Brooks Laich is an American professional ice hockey player, who played for several teams like Washington Capitals, Ottawa Senators or Toronto Maple. With an estimated net worth 30 million dollars, he gained his revenue mostly as a professional player.
Net Worth: $30 million
Birth Date:
June 23, 1983
Saskatchewan, Canada
Ice Hockey Player
Last Updated:
September 2019
Brooks Laich net worth

What is Brooks Laich’s net worth?

Brooks Laich’s net worth is currently valued at $30 million. In 2002, Brooks Laich’s started to place ice hockey professionally in the American Hockey League. The following year, in 2003, he played for Binghamton Senators and with this team he participated for the first time in the National Hockey league. He spent the entire season of 2004 to 2005 with the Pirates.

An impressive athlete that added value for the Capitals, Brooks was a free agent in 2008 and soon after signed one of the most important deals of his career. Three years with the team got him another six-years contract in 2011 and it featured $27 million contract extension worth about $4.5 million per season.

Yet his career took a small detour as he couldn’t finish the contract due to an accident. His performance and skills bettered quite rapidly, but he remained unsigned for almost 2016. By the end of the year, he signed a try-out to join the Los Angeles Kings training camp. Shortly before the new season’s start, he was released despite his great performance. Also, in 2016, he was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Daniel Winnick.

In 2019, he recently accepted a 1-year offer with an average income value of $650,000. It is believed that the recent agreement with the Washington Capitals will add to his income up to $5 million per year. This adds considerable value to his fortune, estimated to be around $30 million currently. Besides this, he owns a property in Los Angeles worth around $2 million.

We can also identify a couple of brand endorsements that contributed to a slight increase in Laich’s wealth. He was featured in a tv advertisement for Latisys and The Sports Junkies, while he constantly promoted Verizon Wireless. It should be expected that Brooks Laich earns from several other income sources, not disclosed to the public. Also, additional real estate or owned cars data is not available. But we can easily observe that Laich is indulging in a lavish lifestyle along with his wife. Some believe he owns an exquisite collection of cars, which, of course, might add value to his fortune as well.

Brooks Laich Biography

Evan Brooks Laich was born in 1983 in Wawota, Canada, having a younger brother, Jordan, and an older sister, Jodi. Since he was a child, he dreamed of becoming a professional hockey player and we can observe that his passion can be identified with the aid of his net worth. He had as his role model the hockey player Joe Sakic of the Colorado Avalanche.

In the 1999/2000 season Laich was the top scorer and the most valuable player for his team Tisdale Trojans. From this point on, he strived to participate in each season, being part of several teams that allowed him to improve his skills and game techniques. Also, he won a silver medal at the World Junior Championship in which he represented Canada.

Somehow with an intriguing personal life, Laich broke his promise of not to date a public figure back in 2013. Julianne Hough was the inspiration he needed, as they decided to marry in 2017 in a small ceremony meant only for friends and family. Marrying a popular actress and dancer-like Julianne Hough brought a lot of attention on Laich, though. An interesting fact that caught the attention of the media was that Julianne did not take her husband’s surname after marriage. And in a recent interview Laich opened up about this and admitted that at first, he was intrigued. In the end, he made peace with the idea and accepted that both of them are public figures with distinct approaches. Close friends state that he constantly refers to their house as the Laich household. Both are quite private about their lives and don’t disclose publicly any personal details.

Furthermore, we constantly see Brooks Laich getting involved in charity work and social causes. He focuses on brain-related issues, including multiple sclerosis and autism. As for the donations he made, those are undisclosed. Of course, having Laich as a public figure for fundraising has helped a lot of local charities, as he gained more and more popularity during the past years.

And he is so kind and focused on helping, that back in 2010 got national popularity after he stopped to aid two fans with a flat tire. It was shortly after Capitals lost a game and we can assume that those fans were more thrilled to meet him in person, rather than he was trying to solve their car trouble. This got him a nomination in 2010 for the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the year. But Brooks Laich is still humble and constantly underlines that everyone would’ve stopped to help someone stranded on the road.