Registered 9 hits in Game 6 vs. NYR (5/10) ... Led WSH in hits (6) and blocked shots (6) in Game 4 vs. NYR (5/6) ... Recorded an assist in Game 2 at NYR (5/2) ... Earned an assist in Game 7 vs. NYI (4/27) ... Tallied four hits in 19:09 of ice time in Game 6 at NYI (4/25) ... Led WSH with six hits in Game 5 vs. NYI (4/23) ... Was (+2) and blocked four shots in Game 4 at NYI (4/21) ... Led Washington in hits (6) in Game 3 at NYI (4/19) ... Tallied seven hits in Game 2 vs. NYI (4/17) ... Led all skaters with nine hits in Game 1 vs. NYI (4/15).
2014-15 Regular Season
Washington was 15-1-1 this season when Orpik earned a point ... Ranked third in the NHL in hits (306) and fourth in blocked shots (192) ... Earned most points (19) and assists (19) in a season since 2009-10 ... Registered 10 hits vs. NSH (3/28) ... Led all skaters in hits (9) vs. NYI (11/28) ... Earned an assist on Fehr s overtime goal, led WSH in ice time (23:11) and registered five hits at ARI (11/18).
Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 1, 2014.
You can be hyped all you want, but his game will speak for itself. He's obviously going to be a great player so we've got to make sure we keep an eye on him. Whether it's his first game or his 1,000th game, our job is to take care of business, shut him down.
— Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo on facing ballyhooed Oilers rookie Connor McDavid, who is making NHL debut in St. Louis
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