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Brooks Orpik  #44

Washington Capitals  Defenseman
NUMBER: 44 BIRTHDATE: September 26, 1980  (AGE 33)
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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The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres