Brooks Orpik facts for kids
Orpik with the Washington Capitals in 2016
|Born||September 26, 1980
San Francisco, California, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||219 lb (99 kg; 15 st 9 lb)|
|Played for||Pittsburgh Penguins
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft||18th overall, 2000
Richard Brooks Orpik (born September 26, 1980) is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman. He most recently played for the Washington Capitals where he was an alternate captain. He has also played for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Before playing in the NHL, Orpik played 3 years of college hockey at Boston College with the Eagles.
He was drafted with the 18th overall pick by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. His made his NHL debut with the Penguins during the 2002–03 NHL season, playing in 6 games and recording no points. On July 2, 2008, the Penguins signed Orpik to a six-year, $22.5 million contract. On June 12, 2009, Orpik was able to win the Stanley Cup with the Penguins when they defeated the Detroit Red Wings in Game 7.
On July 1, 2014, Orpik was signed to a 5-year, $27.5 million contract by the Washington Capitals.
On June 25, 2019, Orpik announced his retirement from professional hockey following 15 NHL seasons.
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