Washington Capitals
Washington Capitals
Brooks Orpik
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BrooksOrpik
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 221
BIRTHDATE: 09/26/1980
AGE: 35
BIRTHPLACE: San Francisco, CA, USA
DRAFTED: PIT: 2000-18 overall
 First NHL Game:
12/10/02 (PIT 2 at TOR 4)
First NHL Goal:
1/24/04 (PIT 3 vs COL 5, Sauve)
First NHL Assist:
10/25/03 (PIT 2 at NYI 7)
Most Goals in a Game:
1 (13 times, last: 3/16/14, PIT 3 vs PHI 4)
Most Assists in a Game:
3 (3/28/10, PIT 5 vs TOR 4 SO)
Most Points in a Game:
3 (2 times, last: 10/28/13, PIT 3 at CAR 1,
3A)
Most Shots in a Game:
4 (2 times, last 2/5/14, PIT 5 at BUF 1)
Most PIM in a Game:
24 (1/22/14, PIT 5 vs MTL 1)
Most Ice Time in a Game:
28:46 (11/3/11 PIT 3 at SJ 4 SO)
Multiple Point Games:
15 (last: 2/11/15, WSH 5 at SJ 4, 2A)
Longest Goal Streak:
None
Longest Assist Streak:
3 (2/15/13-2/20/13, 3A)
Longest Point Streak:
3 (2/15/13-2/20/13, 3A)
Penalty Shots: None
Shootouts: 1/1
PLAYOFF CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Most Goals in a Game:
1 (5/11/13, PIT 4 at NYI 3 OT)
Most Assists in a Game:
2 (4/13/11 PIT 3 vs TB 0)
Most Points in a Game:
2 (4/13/11 PIT 3 vs TB 0, 2A)
 Has won a Stanley Cup (Pittsburgh, 2009), Olympic silver medal (Team USA, 2010) and NCAA
national title (Boston College, 2001) ... Ranks first among defensemen in Pittsburgh franchise
history in games played (703), fifth in penalty minutes (734) and ninth in assists (119) ... Named
Penguins’ Defensive Player of the Year three times (2009-10, ‘10-11, ‘11-12) ... 4-time recipient
of Player’s Player Award, given to the player that exemplifies leadership on and off the ice and
is dedicated to teamwork (2010-11, ‘11-12, ‘12-13,‘13-14).
2014-15
Washington was 15-1-1 when Orpik earned a point ... Ranked third in the NHL in hits (306)
and fourth in blocked shots (192) ... Earned most points (19) and assists (19) in a season since
2009-10 ... Earned an assist vs. NYR (4/11) ... Recorded an assist at OTT (4/4) ... Earned an
assist at NYR (3/29) ... Registered 10 hits vs. NSH (3/28) ... Tallied an assist at CBJ (3/3) ...
Tallied an assist vs. TOR (3/1) ... Earned two assists at SJ (2/11) ... Tallied an assist at OTT
(2/5) ... Recorded an assist vs. PIT (1/28) ... Earned an assist vs. FLA (1/4) ... Earned an assist
at PIT (12/27) ... Earned an assist at CBJ (12/18) ... Led all skaters in hits (9) vs. NYI (11/28) ...
Tallied an assist and led all skaters in hits (6) and blocked shots (6) at COL (11/20) ... Earned
an assist on Fehr’s overtime goal, led WSH in ice time (23:11) and registered five hits at ARI
(11/18) ... Earned an assist and led all skaters in hits (4) and blocked shots (6) vs. CAR (11/8)
... Recorded 10 hits at CGY (10/25) ...Earned two assists, marking his first Capitals points, vs.
NJ (10/16) ... Recorded six hits, registered 23:07 of ice time and was named the game’s third
star in his Capitals debut vs. MTL (10/9) ... Ranked fifth in the NHL in playoff hits (74) ... Led all
skaters with nine hits in Game 1 of the ECQF vs. NYI (4/15) ... Tallied seven hits in Game 2 vs.
NYI (4/17) ... Led Washington in hits (6) in Game 3 at NYI (4/19) ... Was (+2) and blocked four
shots in Game 4 at NYI (4/21) ... Led WSH with six hits in Game 5 vs. NYI (4/23) ... Tallied four
hits in 19:09 of ice time in Game 6 at NYI (4/25) ... Earned an assist in Game 7 vs. NYI (4/27)
... Played in his 100th NHL playoff game in Game 1 of the ECSF at NYR (4/30) ... Recorded
an assist in Game 2 of the ECSF at NYR (5/2) ... Led WSH in hits (6) and blocked shots (6) in
Game 4 vs. NYR (5/6) ... Registered 9 hits in Game 6 vs. NYR (5/10).
Career
2013-14: Led Pittsburgh’s defensemen with 221 hits ... Key member of NHL’s No. 5-ranked
PK unit (85 percent) ... Led team’s blueliners with 2:56 shorthanded minutes per game ... Led
team with 143 blocked shots ... Tied career high with three assists 10/28 vs. Carolina ... Played
700th career NHL game 4/3 at Winnipeg ... Won fourth straight Player’s Player Award, given
to the player that exemplifies leadership on and off the ice and is dedicated to teamwork ...
Represented Team USA at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia ... Scored 2nd
career playoff goal in Game 3 at Columbus ... Missed eight playoff games due to undisclosed
injuries. 2012-13: Became the franchise’s all-time games played leader among defensemen
(622) 4/2 vs. Buffalo ... Won 3rd straight Player’s Player Award – as voted by his teammates
to the player that best exemplifies leadership for the team on and off the ice and dedication to
teamwork ... Led team’s defensemen with a plus-17 rating, which also ranked seventh among
all NHL blueliners ... Finished plus or even in 36 of his 46 contests and in 20 of last 24 games
... Topped team with 114 blocked shots ... Led team’s blueliners with 119 hits (season-high 7
hits 3/17 vs. Boston) ... Paced team with 3:10 shorthanded minutes per game while placing
3rd with 22:17 minutes overall ... Established career-long 3-game assist/point streak (3 total)
from 2/15-20 ... Set team record with 9 blocked shots 1/27 at Ottawa ... Played 600th NHL
game 2/15 at Winnipeg ... Took sole possession of 1st place in Pittsburgh franchise history
in games played by a defenseman (622) on 4/2 vs. Buffalo ... Led team’s defensemen with 37
hits and ranked 2nd (tied) overall with 26 blocked shots during the 2013 postseason ... Scored
series-clinching overtime goal in Game 6 vs. NY Islanders; Tally was 1st career playoff goal ...
Missed first three games vs. NY Islanders with lower-body injury ... Marked 1st time in career
to miss a playoff game – ending streak of 75 straight postseason appearances ... Attended
Team USA Olympic Orientation Camp in August 2013. 2011-12: Ranked 8th in the NHL with 259
hits ... Posted season-high 10 hits 1/10 vs. Ottawa ... Valuable penalty killing defender ranked
2nd onteam with 3:20 shorthanded minutes per game,while placing 3rd in overall minutes per
game (22:33) ... For 3rd straight year was named team’s Defensive Player of the Year (shared
with Marc-Andre Fleury) ... For 2nd straight year won Player’s Player award, which is given to
the player that exemplifies leadership on and off the ice and is dedicated toteamwork as voted
by teammates ... Set a career high with a plus-19 rating ... Ranked 2nd on team in plus-minus
(+19) and blocked shots (139) ... Moved into 7th place in games played (585) in team history,
which ranks 2nd among defensemen ... Recorded 100th NHL assist March 30 at Buffalo ... Led
team with 16 blocked shots in 6 playoff games. 2010-11: Led team with 194 hits ... Placed fourth
on team with 94 blocked shots ... Recorded 13 points (1+12) and plus-12 rating in 66 games ...
Team’s top penalty killing blueliner logged 3:44 shorthanded minutes per game for the NHL’s
No.-1 ranked PK ... Named team’s Defensive Player of the Year ... Voted by his teammates for
the Player’s Player Award, given to the player that exemplifies leadership on and off ice and is
dedicated to teamwork ... Played his 500th career NHL game Feb. 11 at NY Islanders ... Missed
13 games with a hand injury. 2009-10: Physically imposing defenseman led team and ranked
sixth in the NHL with 255 hits ... Broke 200 hits for fourth time in last five seasons ... Placed
third on team with 117 blocked shots ... Established career highs with 25 points and 23 assists
... Played six games and earned a silver medal with Team USA at the 2010 Olympic games ...
Named team Defensive Player of the Year ... Second among team defensemen with an average
of 2:53 shorthanded minutes per game ... Set a single-game career high with three assists
March 28 vs. Toronto ... Played in his 400th NHL game on Nov. 30 at NYR ... Notched his 50th
career assist Oct. 17 vs. TB. 2008-09: Led NHL with 112 postseason hits (44 more than second
place Brent Seabrook of Chicago, 68) while adding four assists and 22 penalty minutes in 24
games ... Was second in league with 51 blocked shots in playoffs ... In regular season, set new
single-season career highs with 19 points and 17 assists ... Ranked second in the NHL in hits
with 309 ... Placed second on team with 152 blocked shots ... Recorded a career single-season
high four multi-point games ... Netted his first career power-play goal Oct. 14 vs. Philadelphia
... Played in his 300th game Oct. 11 vs. New Jersey... Leveled a career-high 12 hits Feb. 6 vs.
Columbus. 2007-08: Ranked fifth in NHL with 239 hits, second among defensemen, during
2007-08 regular season ... Tallied 11 points (1g, 10a) and a career-high plus-11 rating ... Was
imposing physical force in 2008 playoffs, leading NHL in hits (102) and blocked shots (61)
... Recorded his first career playoff point with an assist in Game 1 of semifinals against NY
Rangers ... Twice had nine hits in a game – March 20 vs. Tampa Bay and Nov. 30 vs. Dallas.
2006-07: Tallied six assists and registered a career-high plus-4 rating ... Led the Penguins with
186 hits ... Ranked third on the club with 82 penalty minutes ... Fourth on the Penguins with
114 blocked shots ... Was even-or-better in 53 of 70 games played ... Played in his 200th NHL
game on March 1st vs. NY Rangers ... Made Stanley Cup debut going scoreless in five games
played. 2005-06: Scored nine points (2g, 7a) while registering an even-or-better plus/minus in
43 of 64 games played ... Tied for the team lead with 124 penalty minutes ... led the team with
203 hits and 122 blocked shots ... Played his 100th NHL game on 11/9 vs. Atlanta ... Played
seven games for Team USA at the World Championship and collected 10 penalty minutes.
2003-04: Appeared in 79 games with the Penguins during his rookie season, recording 10
points (1g, 9a) and 127 penalty minutes ... ) ... As a rookie in 2003-04, he won the Baz Bastien
Good Guy Award, given to the player whom the local media acknowledges for his cooperation
throughout the year ... Led all NHL rookies in shorthanded assists (3) and tied for second
among NHL rookies in shorthanded points (4) ... Named to the Eastern Conference Young
Guns roster during the NHL All-Star Weekend in St. Paul, MN ... Led the Penguins in penalty
minutes ... Recorded first NHL point, an assist, 10/25 vs. NY Islanders ... Scored his first NHL
goal on 1/24 vs. Colorado. 2002-03: Appeared in six games with the Penguins ... Made his NHL
debut on 12/10 vs. Toronto ... Played six games with the Penguins before being reassigned
to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL) on 12/30 ... Recorded 18 points (4g, 11a) and 108 penalty
minutes in 71 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton ... Tied for first on the team with a plus-5
rating ... Was even-or-better in 49 of 71 games. 2001-02: Recorded 20 points (2g, 18a) and 99
penalty minutes in 78 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton during rookie season ... Ranked third
on the team with a plus-2 rating ... Even-or-better in 59 of 78 games ... Made his pro debut on
10/4 vs. St. John’s.
Junior Career
Won the NCAA National Championship with Boston College in 2001 and appeared in three
Frozen Fours. 2000-01: Recorded 20 points (0g, 20a) and 124 penalty minutes in 40 games
with Boston College (Hockey East) ... Helped lead the Eagles to the NCAA Championship ...
Lead the league in penalty minutes. 1999-00: Played in 38 games with BC, recording 10 points
(1g, 9a) and 102 penalty minutes ... Played for Team USA in the World Junior Championship
in Sweden. 1998-99: Recorded 11 points (1g, 10a) and 96 penalty minutes during his freshman
season at Boston College ... Led the league in penalty minutes. 1997-98: Played in 22 games
at Thayer Academy, recording seven assists ... Earned Hockey Night in Boston prep honors.
International Career
Has represented the United States at the Winter Olympics twice (2010, 2014), the World
Championships once (2006) and the World Junior Championships once (2000). 2014:
Represented the United States at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia ... Was
plus-2 in six games at the tournament. 2010: Won a silver medal with the United States at
the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver ... Was plus-2 in six games at the tournament.
2006: Represented Team USA at the 2006 IIHF World Championship ... Registered 10 penalty
minutes in seven games at the tournament. 2000: Represented Team USA at the 2000 IIHF
World Junior Championship, tallying two points in seven games.
NHL Transactions
Selected by Pittsburgh in the first round, 18th overall, in the 2000 NHL Draft ... Signed with
Washington as a free agent, July 1, 2014.
Personal
Nickname - “Brooksy” ... Spent a majority of his childhood growing up in Buffalo, NY ... Favorites
include: band – Pearl Jam; movie – The Pianist ... Favorite road city is Boston and favorite NHL
road arena is Madison Square Garden... Favorite sport other than hockey is soccer ... Person
he wishes he could meet is Ronaldinho ... Married (Erin).