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Brooks Orpik
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Orpik during his time with the Penguins in 2012
Born September 26, 1980 (1980-09-26) (age 39)
San Francisco, CA, USA
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 219 lb (99 kg; 15 st 9 lb)
Position Defenseman
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Washington Capitals
Pittsburgh Penguins
National team Flag of the United States.svg United States
NHL Draft 18th overall, 2000
Pittsburgh Penguins
Playing career 2002–present

Richard Brooks Orpik (born September 26, 1980) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman. He currently plays for the Washington Capitals where he is 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.

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