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Brooks Orpik
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Brooks Orpik  #44

Washington Capitals  Defenseman
NUMBER: 44 BIRTHDATE: September 26, 1980  (AGE 34)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: San Francisco, CA, United States
WEIGHT: 219 DRAFTED: PIT / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (18th overall)
2015 Playoffs 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.
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I first met him when I was 19 years old and he coached me for 13 consecutive years. I don't know how many athletes who have had that pleasure. Al Arbour was a man that left us not only feeling like champions, but left us with a lot of great memories that we can carry on through life.

— Islanders Hall of Fame defenseman Denis Potvin on former coach Al Arbour, who passed away Friday at the age of 82