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Brooks Orpik

35-Year-Old Defenseman – Washington Capitals

2015-16 NHL Stats

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2015-16 NHL Projections

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Orpik spent a good chunk of 2014-15 paired with John Carlson, and the two chewed up the majority of the Capsí tough minutes. He performed admirably in that role and even put up his best offensive production (19 points) since 2009-10. But Orpik's real value lies in the specia...

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STATUS:  Injured Reserve    INJURY:  Lower Body    EST. RETURN:  2/16/2016
SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 221   DOB: 9/26/1980
BORN: San Francisco, California   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #18 Overall in 2000   Show ContractHide Contract

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Brooks Orpik Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $27.5 million contact with the Capitals in July 2014.

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Capitals coach Barry Trotz said Orpik can decide when he'll make his return from a lower-body injury, adding that it will happen next week, possibly Tuesday against the Kings, Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post reports.

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Brooks Orpik NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2005-06 25 64 2 7 9 -3 124 32 6.3 0 0 0 0 0
2006-07 26 70 0 6 6 4 82 59 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2007-08 27 78 1 10 11 11 57 50 2.0 0 0 0 0 0
2008-09 28 79 2 17 19 10 73 39 5.1 0 0 20:20 1 1 2 0:31 309 152
2009-10 29 73 2 23 25 6 64 61 3.3 0 0 20:06 0 1 1 0:06 255 117
2010-11 30 NHL PIT 63 1 12 13 12 66 56 1.8 0 0 20:53 0 0 0 0:06 194 94
2011-12 31 NHL PIT 73 2 16 18 19 61 44 4.5 0 0 22:33 0 0 0 0:05 259 139
2012-13 32 NHL PIT 46 0 8 8 17 32 32 0.0 0 0 22:17 0 0 0 0:11 119 114
2013-14 33 NHL PIT 72 2 11 13 -3 46 50 4.0 0 0 21:12 0 0 0 0:07 221 143
2014-15 34 NHL WAS 78 0 19 19 5 66 66 0.0 0 0 21:48 0 0 0 0:02 306 192
2015-16 35 NHL WAS 14 1 2 3 -1 18 12 8.3 0 0 19:15 0 0 0 0:01 41 27
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Brooks Orpik – Playing Time Overview

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#4 Left Defenseman

Time On Ice Stats

19:15

Average Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Brooks Orpik was on the ice for 19:15.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Brooks Orpik was on the ice for 0:01 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2013-14 21:12 0:07
2014-15 21:48 0:02
2015-16 19:15 0:01

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   Brooks Orpik
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
2016-2Feb 11 @MIN Did Not Play
2016-2Feb 9 @NAS Did Not Play
2016-2Feb 7 PHI Did Not Play
2016-2Feb 6 @NJD Did Not Play
2016-2Feb 4 NYI Did Not Play
2016-2Feb 2 FLA Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 27 PHI Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 24 PIT Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 22 ANA Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 19 @CLM Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 17 NYR Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 16 @BUF Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 14 VAN Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 10 OTT Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 9 @NYR Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 7 @NYI Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 5 @BOS Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 2 @CLM Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 31 @CAR Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 30 BUF Did Not Play
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2015-12Dec 28 @BUF Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 26 MON Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 21 @CAR Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 20 @NYR Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 18 TAM Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 16 OTT Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 14 @PIT Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 12 @TAM Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 10 @FLA Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 8 DET Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 5 @WPG Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 3 @MON Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 28 @TOR Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 27 TAM Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 25 WPG Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 23 EDM Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 21 COL Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 19 DAL Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 18 @DET Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 13 CGY Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 12 @PHI Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 10 @DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 6:49 0:00
2015-11Nov 7 TOR 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 17:53 0:00
2015-11Nov 5 BOS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 4 22:19 0:08
2015-11Nov 3 @NYR 0 0 0 -4 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 15:17 0:00
2015-10Oct 31 @FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 2 24:37 0:00
2015-10Oct 30 CLM 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 20:51 0:00
2015-10Oct 28 PIT 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 7 1 17:55 0:00
2015-10Oct 23 @EDM 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 2 19:48 0:00
2015-10Oct 22 @VAN 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 21:14 0:00
2015-10Oct 20 @CGY 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 6 2 19:36 0:08
2015-10Oct 17 CAR 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 5 2 21:38 0:00
2015-10Oct 15 CHI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 6 24:13 0:00
2015-10Oct 13 SAN 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 0 19:12 0:00
2015-10Oct 10 NJD 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 2 18:06 0:00

Brooks Orpik: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Orpik (lower body) will not return to the lineup Thursday, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

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Orpik (lower body) will travel with the Capitals on their upcoming three-game road trip, the Washington Post reports.

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Orpik (lower body) practiced Friday but will miss games this Saturday and Sunday, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

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Orpik (lower body) took part in Tuesday's morning skate, Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post reports.

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Head coach Barry Trotz said Orpik (lower body) is "getting close" to skating with the team, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

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Orpik (lower body) skated with John Carlson (lower body) and Jay Beagle (hand) prior to Wednesday's practice, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

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Coach Barry Trotz said Monday that Orpik (lower body) will join the Capitals on their three game road trip, but he's not expected to play, Chuck Gormley of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

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Orpik (lower body) was not on the ice for the Saturday morning skate, Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post reports.

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Orpik (lower body) will be out a "long time," SI.com reports.

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Orpik (lower body) will begin off ice therapy, rather than surgery, Chuck Gormley of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

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Orpik (lower body) was not on the ice for the morning skate and will be out for Tuesday night's game against the Red Wings, Isabelle Khurshudyan of Washington Post reports.

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Orpik (lower body) has been placed on injured reserve by the Capitals, according to the NHL Media website.

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2015-16

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2014-15

A good soldier for his entire career in Pittsburgh, the five-year, $27.5 contract offered by Washington raised many eyebrows this summer. Although Orpik has been a dependable defenseman for many years, the 33-year-old has logged many tough miles in his NHL career, and $5.5 million is a lot of money for a player who could be past his prime in the not-too-distant future. While the contract may hamstring the Capitals in years to come, there is little doubt that Orpik makes the team better in the short-term, although with less than 20 points in six of his last seven seasons, Orpikís fantasy value lies solely with peripheral categories like hits and blocked shots, so he isnít likely to be a factor in standard leagues.

2013-14

In a concession to Father Time, Orpik's pertinent fantasy numbers shifted in 2012-13. The Pens' longest tenured skater, Orpik downsized hitting while improving his shot-blocking totals. The defender still registered a respectable 119 hits, but he raised his blocked shots to 114. He underwent sports hernia surgeries in consecutive offseasons a couple summers ago and they've impacted his game a bit. Orpik failed to score a single goal and tallied just eight assists in 47 games. Fantasy owners looking for a solid plus-minus rating -- he finished plus-17 last season -- and a combination of hits and blocked shots should still keep the 33-year-old on radar.

2012-13

From a fantasy perspective, Orpik is all about hitting. He led the team with 259 hits and finished second with 139 blocked shots. The physical defender has never scored more than two goals or totaled more than 25 points in any of his nine NHL seasons. The phrase "what you see, is what you get" fits Orpik perfectly. He might help the Penguins contend for a Stanley Cup, but it's doubtful he wins fantasy owners a championship.

2011-12

Orpik represents the heart and soul of the Penguins' defense. Unfortunately, he can't find a way to stay healthy. The rugged blueliner underwent his second hernia surgery in as many summers and may miss the first month of the 2011-12 season. Orpik doesn't score enough to warrant much fantasy consideration, unless hits (194) or blocked shots (94) are included in league categories. The 31-year-old scored just one goal and added 12 helpers in 63 games last year and is likely to continue upon that pace in 2011-12.

2010-11

Orpik's penalty minutes have taken a dive since the earlier stages of his career (he had two seasons of 100-plus PIMs), but more importantly, he set career highs in points (2G, 23A) in the 2009-10 season. His shot totals were up (61 shots versus 39 in 08-09) but he still won't sink more than a couple goals per season. Instead, he is a ferocous checker that puts fear in the face of opposing forwards. It will be interesting to see if Orpik grumbles about his salary after the Pens spent more money on both Paul Martin and Zbynek Michalek in the offseason.

2009-10

On the surface, Orpik's pedestrian numbers -- including a career-high 19 points -- won't titilate too many fantasy hockey owners. He did collect 73 penalty minutes, but where his real fantasy value comes from is in the hits and blocked shots categories. Orpik ranked second in the NHL with 309 hits and 22nd with 152 blocked shots. He's the only Pittsburgh player opponent' fear behind the blue line and his health will go a long way toward determining goalie Marc-Andre Fleury's numbers for the season.

2008-09

Orpik finished sixth in the NHL with 239 hits in 78 games. The Pens blueliner, who also blocked 125 shots, toned down his penalty minutes and saw his PIM drop to a career-low 57 minutes. That said, fantasy owners don't really need him from a points perspective -- Orpik scored just one goal and added 10 assists in the regular season.

2007-08

It took a while for Orpik to adjust to the new skating style of the NHL but the big defender seems to have made the transition. This is obviously good news for the team because he no longer takes ticky-tacky penalties, but for fantasy owners his only true value -- penalty minutes -- takes a hit. Orpik finished with 82 PIM in 70 games after collecting 124 PIM in 64 contests the previous season. Still, he's on the ice for his bone-crushing checks and rarely scores -- he had no goals and six assists for the season.

2006-07

The 6-foot-2, 228-pound defender was the poster child for the old style of defensive play for the first half of the 2005-06 season. It seemed as if Orpik couldn't make it through a game without taking a ticky-tack penalty at exactly the wrong time in the game. Something clicked midway through the campaign and he was basicallly able to reinvent his style of play. For the last couple months of the season, Orpik was able to contribute to the team in a positive way. He totalled nine points (2,7) in 64 games, finishing with 124 penalty minutes. Orpik might have a target on his back whenever he plays against the Hurricanes. The 25-year-old blueliner ended Erik Cole's regular season early with a questionable hit in front of the boards.