Brooks Orpik

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Brooks Orpik
Orpik with the Washington Capitals in 2016
Born (1980-09-26) September 26, 1980 (age 43)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 219 lb (99 kg; 15 st 9 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Left
Played for Pittsburgh Penguins
Washington Capitals
National team  United States
NHL Draft 18th overall, 2000
Pittsburgh Penguins[1]
Playing career 2001–2019

Richard Brooks Orpik (born September 26, 1980) is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman. He most recently played for the Washington Capitals where he was an alternate captain. He has also played for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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Before playing in the NHL, Orpik played 3 years of college hockey at Boston College with the Eagles.

He was drafted with the 18th overall pick by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. His made his NHL debut with the Penguins during the 2002–03 NHL season, playing in 6 games and recording no points. On July 2, 2008, the Penguins signed Orpik to a six-year, $22.5 million contract.[2] On June 12, 2009, Orpik was able to win the Stanley Cup with the Penguins when they defeated the Detroit Red Wings in Game 7.[3]

On July 1, 2014, Orpik was signed to a 5-year, $27.5 million contract by the Washington Capitals.[4]

On June 25, 2019, Orpik announced his retirement from professional hockey following 15 NHL seasons.

References[change | change source]

  1. "NHL Entry Draft Year by Year Results". National Hockey League.
  2. "Pens Re-Sign Orpik To 6-Year Deal". Pittsburgh Penguins. Retrieved November 2, 2014.
  3. "Pens' hard road leads to joyous destination". NHL. Retrieved November 2, 2014.
  4. "Capitals Sign Brooks Orpik". Washington Capitals. Retrieved November 2, 2014.

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