Brooks Orpik Professional Ice hockey Player

Brooks orpik

Brooks "Free Candy" 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.

Personal details

Date of birth
September 26th, 1980
Place of birth
San Francisco, California, United States of America
United States of America
White American
Places lived
San Francisco , California
pop. 837,442 (2013)




1. Nichols School Private school

Nichols School is a private, non-denominational, co-educational college-preparatory day school located in Buffalo, New York, USA. The average enrollment is 570 students with an average Upper School grade/class size of 98 students. The average classroom size is 14 students.

Type Private school
Institution colors
1250 Amherst Street, 14216 - Buffalo, New York
Official web page
Wikipedia article
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Olympic medals

2010 Winter Olympics Vancouver

The 2010 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXI Olympic Winter Games, informally the 21st Winter Olympics, were a major international multi-sport event held from February 12 to February 28, 2010, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with some events held in the suburbs of Richmond, West Vancouver and the University Endowment Lands, and in the resort town of Whistler. Approximately 2,600 athletes from 82 nations participated in 86 events in fifteen disciplines. Both the Olympic and Paralympic Games were organized by the Vancouver Organizing Committee, headed by John Furlong. The 2010 Winter Olympics were the third Olympics hosted by Canada and the first by the province of British Columbia. Previously, Canada hosted the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, and the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta. Following Olympic tradition, then-Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan received the Olympic flag during the closing ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.

Medal Event Date Location Other medalists
Ice hockey – Men's tournament February 23rd, 2010 Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre

Teams played 1

Pittsburgh Penguins Ice Hockey

From To Position
2001 Defenseman

The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The franchise was founded in 1967 as one of the first expansion teams during the league's original expansion from six to twelve teams. The Penguins played in the Civic Arena from the time of their inception through the end of the 2009-10 season. They moved into their new arena, Consol Energy Center, to begin the 2010–11 NHL season. They have qualified for four Stanley Cup Finals, winning the Stanley Cup 3 times in their history, in 1990–91, 1991–92, and 2008–09. Before the Penguins, Pittsburgh had been the home of the NHL's Pirates from 1925 to 1932 and of the Hornets AHL franchise from the 1930s to 1967. In the spring of 1965, Jack McGregor, a state senator from Kittanning, began lobbying campaign contributors and community leaders to bring an NHL franchise back to Pittsburgh. The group focused on leveraging the NHL as an urban renewal tool for Pittsburgh. The senator formed a group of local investors that included H. J. Heinz Company heir H. J.

Championships won

Championship Year Runner-up Result
Stanley Cup 2009 Detroit Red Wings 4-3

General club info

Club founded 1967
National Hockey League
Consol Energy Center
2010-09 -
Team colors


Coach From To
Dan Bylsma 2009 2014-06-06

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Official website

Wikipedia article

Teammates partial list

2001 - 2009


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