Washington Capitals

Brooks Orpik
current status: Wrist injury, injured reserve
Birth Date:September 26, 1980 (35 years old)
Place of Birth:San Francisco, CA
Experience:12 years
Drafted:Drafted by Pittsburgh in 2000 (1/18).
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2014.
Scouting Report
Assets: Has excellent recovery speed and leadership ability. Plays a punishing brand of hockey, is good at keeping the game simple and adept at blocking shots. Can be used in a shutdown role.
Flaws: Lacks offensive ability and struggles when he has to handle the puck a lot. Doesn't shoot the puck enough. Can get himself out of position when lining opponents up for a big hit. Takes a few bad penalties.
Career Potential: Veteran physical defenseman.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NHL Stanley Cup 2008-09 (Pittsburgh)
NHL Played in the NHL YoungStars Game 2003-04
Olympic Olympic Silver Medal 2010 (USA)

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