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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 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) ... Led WSH with three blocked shots vs. NJ (11/14) ... 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) ... Registered three blocked shots in 21:21 of ice time at BOS (10/11) ... 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

When somebody goes out and is there to score goals, but is also there to make some big hits, fight, do all of those things, and he has a great mustache, it was great to see him get that hit and get everybody going.

— Colin Wilson on teammate Eric Nystrom, who scored a goal in Predators' win vs. Kings
2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series