Saturday, March 28, 2009

Brooks Orpik
Pittsburgh Penguins
named after 1980 US Olympics hockey coach Herb Brooks

BIRTHPLACE: San Francisco. California
Boston College (played three seasons)
DRAFTED: by the Penguins in the first round in the 2000 NHL entry-draft (18th overall)


Close to recording 300 career games and 400 career penalty minutes; made Penguins and NHL debut during 2002-03 season, became a regular in 2003-04; played career high 79 games and registered career-high 127 penalty minutes in 2003-04; named to Eastern Conference Young Guns roster at 2004 NHL All-Star Game; played for the US in the 2007 World Championships.

Season Highlights (2008-2009)
  • recorded his 16th assist of the season March 14th versus Ottawa.
  • registered his fourth multi-point game of the season with two assists on March 5th against Florida.
  • set a new career-high in points (18), surpassing his previous total of 11 (1G-10A) set during the 2007-08 season.
  • has a plus-12 rating over his last 18 games.
  • Ranks second in the NHL and first on the team with 284 hits this season and second on the team with 145 blocked shots.

1 comment:

Meli said...

I played golf with a guy who used to coach Brooks last month. He said Brooks used to give his son, who was 2 years younger, his old skates so he wouldn't have to keep buying new ones! He said he's a really nice guy.