Biography: Brooks Laich was born on June 23, 1983, in Wawota, Canada, where he began his career in minor league hockey. He first played with the Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League (WHL) for two seasons from 2000 to 2002 before he joined the Seattle Thunderbirds, where he closed out his junior hockey career in 2003.
He began playing in the American Hockey League (AHL) for the Binghamton Senators in 2003 and was traded to the Washington Capitals later in the season. He went on to play for the Kloten Flyers of Switzerland’s National League from 2012 to 2013, the Toronto Marlies from 2015 to 2016 and the Los Angeles Kings from 2017 to 2018.
Laich began dating Dancing With the Stars’ professional dancer and country singer Julianne Hough in February 2014 before the couple announced their engagement via Instagram in August 2015. The couple were married in July 2017.