Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Brooks Orpik
Brooks Orpik was born September 26, 1980 in Amherst, NY. The first round, 18th overall selection of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, Orpik who is known for his aggressive play on the blue line graduated from Thayer Academy in 1998 and went on to attend Boston College later that fall.

In three seasons with Boston College, twice Orpik would lead the Hockey East in penalty minutes and was a key player in the team's 2001 NCAA Championship title run before making his professional debut with the Penguins AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre Scranton the following year. After two strong seasons in the AHL, Orpik made his NHL debut with Pittsburgh during the 2002-03 season before becoming a regular with the Pens in 2003-04.

In 2009, in a 7-game epic Stanley Cup Final, the Penguins would dethrone the Red Wings and earn the franchise's third Stanley Cup title. He would appear in all 24 playoff games for the Penguins, providing stability from the back end.

After eleven seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Orpik left as a free agent to sign a five year contract with the Washington Capitals.

On the international stage, Orpik has represented the United States four times. This includes two Olympic Games (2010 and 2014) where he won a Silver Medal in 2010. He also appeared at the World Championship in 2006.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1996-97 Thayer Academy High-MA 20 4 1 5
1997-98 Thayer Academy High-MA 22 0 7 7
1998-99 Boston College Eagles H-East 41 1 10 11 96
1999-00 Boston College Eagles H-East 38 1 9 10 102
1999-00 United States WJC-A 7 1 1 2 6 +3
2000-01 Boston College Eagles H-East 40 0 20 20 124
2001-02 Wilkes-Barre Scranton Pens AHL 78 2 18 20 99 +2
2002-03 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 6 0 0 0 2 -5
2002-03 Wilkes-Barre Scranton Pens AHL 71 4 14 18 105 +5 6 0 0 0 14
2003-04 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 79 1 9 10 127 -36
2003-04 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 3 0 0 0 2 +1 24 0 4 4 53
2005-06 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 64 2 7 9 124 -3
2005-06 United States WC-A 7 0 0 0 10 0
2006-07 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 70 0 6 6 82 +4 5 0 0 0 8
2007-08 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 78 1 10 11 57 +11 20 0 2 2 18
2008-09 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 79 2 17 19 73 +10 24 0 4 4 22
2009-10 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 73 2 23 25 64 +6 13 0 2 2 12
2009-10 United States Olympics 6 0 0 0 0 +2
2010-11 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 63 1 12 13 66 +12 7 0 3 3 14
2011-12 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 73 2 16 18 61 +19 6 0 0 0 4
2012-13 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 46 0 8 8 32 +17 12 1 1 2 10
2013-14 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 72 2 11 13 46 -3 5 1 1 2 0
2013-14 United States Olympics 6 0 0 0 2 +2
2014-15 Washington Capitals NHL 78 0 19 19 66 +5 14 0 2 2 8
NHL Totals 781 13 138 151 800 106 2 15 17 96


Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 1, 2014.
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