All the pieces are in place for Brooks Laich for the twilight phase of his career. He’s already familiar with Southern California sunsets.
He spends his summers in Los Angeles and knows many of the Kings. His wife, actress Julianne Hough, is based here and the newlyweds could continue their careers in the same place if he makes the Kings’ roster.
“This is home for me,” Laich said.
Laich also likes the Kings’ foundation and believes he has a lot to give at 34. He runs through drills at Kings training camp with the pep of a rookie and not like a 13-year NHL veteran on a professional tryout contract.
“The joy of the game increases...