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Brooks Orpik

34-Year-Old Defenseman – Washington Capitals

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

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 m...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 219   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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Orpik notched two assists Thursday in a win over the Devils -- his first points in a Capitals sweater.

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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 20 0 6 6 -4 22 16 0.0 0 0 21:32 0 0 0 0:01 75 56
2014-15 Proj 34 NHL WAS 78 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Brooks Orpik

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Time On Ice Stats

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Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Brooks Orpik was on the ice for 21:32.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

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

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 22:17 0:11
2013-14 21:12 0:07
2014-15 21:32 0:01

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Brooks Orpik 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Nov 22 BUF 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 6 2 22:37 0:00
Nov 20 at COL 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 6 6 24:08 0:12
Nov 18 at ARI 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 5 2 23:11 0:00
Nov 15 at STL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 1 22:34 0:00
Nov 14 NJ 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 17:51 0:02
Nov 11 CLS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 5 20:43 0:00
Nov 8 CAR 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 6 21:51 0:02
Nov 7 at CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 5 2 25:57 0:00
Nov 4 CGY 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 5 3 22:23 0:00
Nov 2 ARI 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 20:30 0:00
Nov 1 at TB 0 0 0 -1 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 2 20:03 0:00
Oct 29 DET 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 3 21:57 0:00
Oct 26 at VAN 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 19:33 0:07
Oct 25 at CGY 0 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 10 1 21:58 0:00
Oct 22 at EDM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 3 21:41 0:00
Oct 18 FLA 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 4 23:47 0:00
Oct 16 NJ 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 17:08 0:00
Oct 14 SJ 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 2 18:21 0:00
Oct 11 at BOS 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 3 21:21 0:00
Oct 9 MON 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 6 2 23:07 0:02

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

Orpik finished his Caps debut with six hits and two penalty minutes in 23:04 of ice time in the Capitals' 2-1 shootout loss to Montreal on Thursday.

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The Capitals have signed Orpik to a five-year, $27.5 million contract, Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports.

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Orpik is not expected to play in Tuesday's game against the Rangers, ESPN.com reports.

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Orpik (undisclosed) missed his second consecutive game Sunday against the Rangers, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Orpik (undisclosed) missed the Penguins' morning skate on Sunday, Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Orpik was not on the ice for pregame warmups on Friday, Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Press-Gazette reports.

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Orpik did not return to the Penguins' bench for the second period of Wednesday's Game 4, Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Orpik is in the lineup for Wednesday's Game 4 against the Rangers.

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Orpik (undisclosed) is on the ice for pregame warm-ups, Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Orpik (undisclosed) took part in the teamís morning skate Wednesday, Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Orpik (undisclosed) is out of the lineup for Sunday's Game 2 against the Rangers, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports.

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Orpik (undisclosed) took part in the team's optional skate on Saturday, Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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2014-15

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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.