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Brooks Orpik

Ice hockey player from United States of America

Brooks Orpik Brooks Orpik (born September 26, 1980) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman, an alternate captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL). His brother, Andrew, was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres organization and is also currently in the Pittsburgh Penguins organization. Orpik grew up in Amherst, New York. Orpik attended the Nichols School in Buffalo, NY and Thayer Academy in Braintree, Massachusetts. He played three seasons for Boston College, winning the Hockey East post-season championship in 1999 and 2001, and the NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship in 2001. Orpik was drafted in the first round (18th overall) of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins. He began his professional career with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League (AHL) during the 2001–02 AHL season. He made his NHL debut during the 2002–03 season, playing in 6 games and recording no points. After earning a permanent roster spot on the team next year, Orpik played in 79 games, registering 1 goal, 9 assists, and 127 penalty minutes. Orpik signed a six-year contract in the summer of 2008 with the Pittsburgh Penguins worth $22.5 million. In  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1980-09-26
Place of birth
San Francisco
Nationality
United States of America
Spouse(s)
Erin Lilly
Siblings
Andrew Orpik
Profession
Ice hockey player

Education

Institution From To
Nichols School

Athlete facts

Sports
Ice Hockey

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