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.
We're buyers. We're committed to winning. That's what [owner Vinnie Viola] has said all along and what we've said all along. We want to win. We want to win a championship. We're putting the pieces together, step by step, and we're hopeful that Jaromir can lead these young guys to the promised land. It's a win-win for us.
— Panthers GM Dale Tallon on Jaromir Jagr, who he traded for from the Devils on Thursday