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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)
Orpik, making his Olympic debut, is one of four players on Team USA who have won the Stanley Cup. He has appeared in each of the last two Stanley Cup Finals with Pittsburgh, losing to Detroit in 2008 and then beating the Red Wings in 2009.

Appeared in seven games representing the United States at the 2006 World Championship.

Born seven months after the United States’ "Miracle on Ice" at the 1980 Olympics, his parents named him Brooks after the legendary Olympic coach, Herb Brooks. On the 30th anniversary of Herb Brooks leading the Americans to stunning victory, Oprik is now an Olympian himself.


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For our team, as a group, we've never been this far before, and so it's just more lessons learned, and sometimes you have to go to the school of hard knocks to find out what works and what doesn't. We've got a young group. They've played some unreal hockey here to get us this far, and we showed if we're not going to play the proper way, a really, really good hockey team is going to beat you, and that's what they did. It's a lesson learned.

— Lightning coach Jon Cooper after Rangers win in Game 6 forced a Game 7 that will be played at Madison Square Garden on Friday