|Born:||September 26, 1980||Draft:||2000 Penguins #18 Overall|
|Hometown:||San Francisco, CA||Position:||D|
|National Team:||United States||Current Status:||Retired|
Richard Brooks Orpik (born September 26, 1980) is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman who played for the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL). A stay-at-home defenseman, Orpik is a two-time Stanley Cup champion, winning with the Penguins in 2009 and with the Capitals in 2018.
He currently serves as an assistant coach of the Boston College Eagles under Jerry York in the NCAA. Brooks Orpik also works in the Player Development Department for the Washington Capitals, where his role is to work with defensive prospects playing for the Hershey Bears.
Years as an NHL player: 2002-2019
Years as an NHL coach: 2019-present
Brooks Orpik Statistics
- NHL Washington Capitals (Development Coach) 2019-present
- NCAA Boston College (Assistant Coach) 2020-present
- 2x Stanley Cup Champion (2009, 2018)
- Olympic Silver Medal (2010)
- NHL YoungStars Roster (2004)
- 2x NCAA (Hockey East) Champion (1999, 2001)
- NCAA (Championship) Winner (2001)
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