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Brooks Orpik | #44

D | 6' 3" | 217 lb
Career
GP G A P +/-
1,035 18 176 194 79
  • Brooks Orpik
  • Born: September 26, 1980
  • Birthplace: San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Shoots: Left
  • Draft: 2000 PIT, 1st rd, 18th pk (18th overall)
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Season GP G A P +/- PIM PPG PPP SHG SHP GWG OTG S S%
NHL Career 1,035 18 176 194 79 972 1 7 0 9 1 0 768 2.3
Season GP G A P +/- PIM PPG PPP SHG SHP GWG OTG S S%
NHL Career 1,035 18 176 194 79 972 1 7 0 9 1 0 768 2.3

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Stanley Cup
Season Team
2008-2009 Pittsburgh Penguins
2017-2018 Washington Capitals

Bio

Brooks Orpik Bio

Orpik has made life miserable for opposing forwards since the 6-foot-3, 217-pound defenseman brought his punishing style of play to the NHL in 2003. He's played on Stanley Cup-winning teams with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2009 and the Washington Capitals in 2018, when he was an NHL-best plus-17 in 24 games.

Orpik was born in San Francisco and goes by his middle name (his first name is Richard), given to him in honor of famed coach Herb Brooks, who led the United States to the gold medal at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics. Orpik's family moved to New York, where he began playing hockey before landing at Thayer Academy in Braintree, Massachusetts, which has produced 1980 United States Olympic team member Dave Silk and former NHL player Jeremy Roenick.

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