Craig Laughlin has served as analyst for NBC Sports’ live-game coverage of the Washington Capitals since 1990.
As a player, Laughlin spent six seasons as a forward for the Capitals from 1982-83 to 1987-88, appearing in 428 regular-season games and recording 110 goals and 173 assists. He also played in 27 playoff games for the Capitals. Originally drafted by Montreal, where he spent his rookie NHL season, he joined the Capitals as part of a blockbuster trade with the Canadiens that included Rod Langway in September 1982.
Overall, Laughlin played in 549 games over eight NHL seasons with Montreal, Washington, Los Angeles and Toronto, recording 136 goals and 205 assists. His playing experience also includes part of three seasons with Nova Scotia of the American Hockey League from 1979-80 to 1981-82 and one season in Germany with EV Lanshut. A native of Toronto, Laughlin played collegiately for Clarkson University, where he earned a degree in marketing and economics. He played in 127 games during a four-year career with Clarkson.
Laughlin has been involved in a number of business ventures and remains active in area youth hockey programs. He is president of Network Hockey, a year-round hockey development program, and is president of hockey operations for the Frederick Freeze junior programs. He also previously served as co-owner and general manager of the ECHL’s Richmond Renegades.