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Brooks Orpik | Defenseman | #44

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (37) / 9/26/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 217
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 1 (18) / PIT
Contract: view contract details

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Brooks Orpik has been averaging 22:16 minutes this season, up from 17:47 in 2016-17.
Orpik is 37-years-old so it wasn't surprising to see his role gradually decline in recent years. However, the Capitals lost defensemen Kevin Shattenkirk, Nate Schmidt, and Karl Alzner over the summer. On top of that, Matt Niskanen (hand) is on the long-term injured reserve list. Orpik doesn't do much offensively, so even with his increased role he's not worth owning in standard leagues. However, he is noteworthy when it comes to hits (36) and blocked shots (31). Nov 2 - 6:03 AM

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Head coach Barry Trotz has announced that Brooks Orpik will most likely start the season in a top-four pairing role with John Carlson.

Because of an early slate of road games to start the season, Trotz wants a more of a veteran presence in his top-four. We wouldn't recommend picking up Orpik in even the deepest of leagues.
Sep 30 - 1:28 PM

Brooks Orpik is probable for Tuesday's match versus Calgary.

He received some maintenance Monday and didn't skate on Monday after he was banged up on Saturday against Tampa Bay.
Mar 20 - 4:11 PM

Brooks Orpik (lower body) returned to action on Thursday March 2.

Orpik was absent for three straight games. He had a shot on goal and five hits Thursday night.
Mar 3 - 5:01 AM

Brooks Orpik "probably" will play on Thursday against New Jersey.

Through 59 games this season the veteran defender has posted 12 assists along with 34 PIMs, 97 blocks and 142 hits. He'll likely be shifted down to the third pairing now with Kevin Shattenkirk in the fold. It shouldn't effect his fantasy value too much, however.
Mar 2 - 1:19 PM

Brooks Orpik (lower body) isn't ready to return on Tuesday against the Rangers.

This will be the third straight he has missed with a lower-body injury.
Feb 28 - 2:49 PM

Brooks Orpik (lower body) didn't travel with the Capitals to Nashville.

Orpik will consequently miss Saturday's game. He also missed Friday's contest.
Feb 25 - 6:08 AM

Brooks Orpik (lower body) is not on the ice warming up against the Oilers on Friday.

Which is your sign. Orpik won't play tonight due to his lower body injury. He is considered day-to-day.
Feb 24 - 6:33 PM

Brooks Orpik (lower body) is going to take warm-ups against the Oilers on Friday, then make a decision as to whether or not he will play.

If he's going to take warm-ups, then he's likely to play even if the Capitals refer to him as "questionable." We won't know for sure until tonight, however.
Feb 24 - 2:09 PM

Brooks Orpik is battling a lower-body injury.

Orpik didn't practice on Thursday as a result. He's considered questionable for Friday's contest.
Feb 23 - 5:44 PM

Brooks Orpik came ready to play in Sunday's 5-0 win over the Kings.

The stay-at-home defender picked up his 12th helper of the season along with five more blocks. Orpik has 131 hits and 82 blocks in 53 games.
Feb 5 - 2:59 PM

Brooks Orpik picked up his 10th helper of the season during Sunday's 5-0 win over the Flyers.

Orpik has reached the 20-point plateau just once in his career and it will be tough for him to get there again this season. He doesn't have a goal yet in 2016-17 and his assist Sunday ended a six-game scoring skid.
Jan 15 - 3:37 PM

Brooks Orpik is turning into a scoring machine with three assists in his past two games.

Well, maybe a scoring machine is a bit much but with a helper on Sunday and a couple on Saturday, it was a great weekend for the veteran defenseman. He has nine assists in 36 games this season so we don't suggest that you run to your league to pick him up but he has been hot this week.
Jan 2 - 9:19 AM

Brooks Orpik picked up a pair of helpers during Saturday's 6-2 win over the Devils.

The assists gives the veteran defender eight points, all helpers, through 35 games this season. Expect at least a few more from him the rest of the way.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 04:43:00 PM

Brooks Orpik has no goals and three assists in 14 games this season.

Orpik isn't known for his offensive contributions and you shouldn't expect an increase in production from a points per game perspective as the season goes on. That being said, the 36-year-old has also seen his role decline in 2016-17 as he's gone from averaging 19:49 minutes per contest last season to 16:43 minutes.
Tue, Nov 15, 2016 11:29:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Jay Beagle
5Chandler Stephenson
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Brett Connolly
3Jakub Vrana
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Andre Burakovsky
3Tom Wilson
4Alex Chiasson
5Anthony Peluso
6Devante Smith-Pelly
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Dmitry Orlov
4Brooks Orpik
5Taylor Chorney
6Christian Djoos
7Madison Bowey
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer