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Brooks Orpik
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Brooks Orpik  #44

Washington Capitals  Defenseman
NUMBER: 44 BIRTHDATE: September 26, 1980  (AGE 34)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: San Francisco, CA, United States
WEIGHT: 219 DRAFTED: PIT / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (18th overall)
2014-15 Earned an assist at CBJ (12/18) ... Led all skaters in hits (9) vs. NYI (11/28) ... Tallied six blocked shots at NYI (11/26) ... Registered six hits vs. BUF (11/22) ... 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) ... Recorded five blocked shots vs. CBJ (11/11) ... Earned an assist and led all skaters in hits (4) and blocked shots (6) vs. CAR (11/8) ... Led WSH in ice time (25:57) and hits (5) ... Led WSH in hits (5) and blocked shots (3) ... Recorded 10 hits at CGY (10/25) ... Registered three hits and three blocked shots in 21:41 of ice time at EDM (10/22) ... Blocked four shots and was (+1) in 23:47 of ice time vs. FLA (10/18) ... 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).
Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 1, 2014.
Quote of the Day

I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday