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Brooks Orpik
Brooks Orpik 2008
Position Defenceman
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
219 lb (100 kg)
NHL Team Pittsburgh Penguins
Born September 26 1980 (1980-09-26) (age 36),
San Francisco, CA, USA
NHL Draft 18th overall, 2000
Pittsburgh Penguins
Pro Career 2002 – present


Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Competitor for the Flag of the United States United States
Olympic Games
Silver 2010 Vancouver Tournament

Brooks Orpik (born September 26, 1980) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman, an alternate captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL). His brother, Andrew, was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres organization and is also currently in the Pittsburgh Penguins organization. He was named after Herb Brooks, the coach of the United States men's hockey team which won the famed 1980 Miracle on Ice game and eventually the gold medal. Orpik grew up in Amherst, New York.

Playing career Edit

Orpik attended the Nichols School in Buffalo, NY and Thayer Academy in Braintree, Massachusetts.[1] He played three seasons for Boston College, winning the Hockey East post-season championship in 1999 and 2001, and the NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship in 2001.

Orpik was drafted in the first round (18th overall) of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins. He began his professional career with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League (AHL) during the 2001–02 AHL season. He made his NHL debut during the 2002–03 season, playing in 6 games and recording no points. After earning a permanent roster spot on the team next year, Orpik played in 79 games, registering 1 goal, 9 assists, and 127 penalty minutes.

Orpik signed a six-year contract in the summer of 2008 with the Pittsburgh Penguins worth $22.5 million.[2] In October 2008, he was named an alternate captain (interim while Sergei Gonchar was injured) of the Penguins along with Evgeni Malkin behind Sidney Crosby.

On June 12, 2009, Orpik and the Pittsburgh Penguins became Stanley Cup champions by defeating the Detroit Red Wings in Game 7.[3]

Later in 2009 he was invited to the U.S. Hockey orientation camp (Aug. 17-19), for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.[4] Orpik represented the United States of America at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Team USA earned a silver medal.[5]

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 Boston College NCAA 41 1 10 11 96
1999–00 Boston College NCAA 38 1 9 10 104
2000–01 Boston College NCAA 40 0 20 20 124
2001–02 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 78 2 18 20 99
2002–03 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 71 4 14 18 105 6 0 0 0 14
2002–03 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 6 0 0 0 2
2003–04 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 79 1 9 10 127
2003–04 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 3 0 0 0 2 24 0 4 4 5
2005–06 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 64 2 7 9 124
2006–07 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 70 0 6 6 82 5 0 0 0 8
2007–08 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 78 1 10 11 57 20 0 2 2 18
2008–09 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 79 2 17 19 73 24 0 4 4 22
2009–10 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 73 2 23 25 64 13 0 2 2 12
2010–11 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 63 1 12 13 66 7 0 3 3 14
NHL totals 512 9 84 93 595 69 0 11 11 74

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External links Edit

Preceded by
Konstantin Koltsov
Pittsburgh Penguins first round draft pick
2000
Succeeded by
Colby Armstrong
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