Orpik during his time with the Penguins in 2012
September 26, 1980|
San Francisco, CA, USA
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||219 lb (99 kg; 15 st 9 lb)|
|National team||United States|
18th overall, 2000|
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.
Career[change | change source]
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. 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.
On June 25, 2019, Orpik announced his retirement from professional hockey following 15 NHL seasons.
References[change | change source]
- "Pens Re-Sign Orpik To 6-Year Deal". Pittsburgh Penguins. Retrieved 2014-11-2. Check date values in:
- "Pens' hard road leads to joyous destination". NHL. Retrieved 2014-11-2. Check date values in:
- "Capitals Sign Brooks Orpik". Washington Capitals. Retrieved 2014-11-2. Check date values in:
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