Brooks Orpik
D FA
7 months ago

Orpik announced his retirement from the NHL on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Orpik was never much of a fantasy asset during his long NHL career due to his lack of offensive ability, but the two-time Stanley Cup champion was a dependable stay-at-home defender and a strong locker-room presence throughout his 15 seasons in the league, making him an invaluable piece for any organization. The 18th overall pick from the 2000 NHL Entry Draft will retire having totaled 18 goals and 194 points in 1,035 career regular-season appearances.

Brooks Orpik
D FA
9 months ago

Orpik said he will take some time to decide his playing future, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Orpik missed 27 games during the 2018-19 season with a knee injury and admitted the effects of the injury lingered for the rest of the year. The 38-year-old's career is certainly in its twilight, but the two-time Stanley Cup-winner will take plenty of time to decide his next step. While his presence as a physical force and vocal leader would likely be welcomed back by an NHL team in 2019-20, father time has likely all but erased most of his fantasy value.

Brooks Orpik
D FA
9 months ago

Orpik scored the overtime winner in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Hurricanes in Game 2 of their first-round series.

EDGE Analysis

The 38-year-old blueliner swooped into the zone and blasted a centering pass from Evgeny Kuznetsov right by Hurricanes goalie Petr Mrazek to end overtime just 1:48 into the extra frame. Scoring isn't Orpik's primary skill, as he had only two goals and nine points in 53 games this season, his lowest mark since post eight points in the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign. He does have two points and 11 hits in this series so far, with Saturday's goal giving the Capitals the 2-0 series lead.

Brooks Orpik
D FA
9 months ago

Orpik recorded an assist and seven hits over 17:27 of ice time in Thursday's 4-2 win over Carolina.

EDGE Analysis

Orpik earned a secondary assist after gathering the loose puck behind Washington's net and advancing it to John Carlson, who found Nicklas Backstrom for the score. Thursday's point is the California native's first since earning an assist against the Hurricanes on March 28. Orpik's seven hits in this contest were a season high, giving him 131 over 53 games in this campaign.

Brooks Orpik
D FA
10 months ago

Orpik tallied an assist, a plus-2 rating and six hits during Thursday's 3-2 win over the Hurricanes.

EDGE Analysis

The helper snapped a 10-game scoring drought for Orpik, bringing him to two goals and nine points in 49 games. The 38-year-old will be relied upon heavily in the defensive zone following the injury to Michal Kempny (leg) but can be safely ignored in most fantasy formats due to his lack of offensive production.

Brooks Orpik
D FA
10 months ago

Orpik was granted a $250,000 bonus for appearing in his 40th game of the season Friday against the Hurricanes, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports. The defenseman recorded 18:20 of ice time in the 8-1 road win.

EDGE Analysis

According to CapFriendly, Orpik has now earned two performance bonuses, with $250,000 incentives given to him at the 20- and 40-game levels. The pending unrestricted free agent will be 39 years old by the time the 2019-20 season rolls around, so we'll wait to see whether he has any interest in continuing his career.

Brooks Orpik
D FA
11 months ago

Orpik tallied an assist, two hits and two blocked shots during Tuesday's 7-2 win over the Senators.

EDGE Analysis

Orpik has a shocking two assists over his last two games, which is quite the feat for a defenseman better known for rugged play in his own zone. Despite the offensive explosion, the 38-year-old has still managed just seven points in 36 games making him a non-factor in most fantasy formats.

Brooks Orpik
D FA
11 months ago

Orpik registered an assist, two shots, three hits and four penalty minutes during Sunday's 6-5 overtime win against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Orpik had registered no points, a minus-6 rating and just six shots in his previous 11 outings and has managed just six points in 35 games this season. The 38-year-old can be safely ignored in most fantasy formats but might see an improvement in his plus/minus with the reliable Nicklas Jensen now playing on his right flank.

Brooks Orpik
D FA
12 months ago

Orpik will take a planned rest night Wednesday with the All-Star break ahead, Mike Vogel of the Capitals' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fortunately, it appears Orpik has avoided setbacks related to his maintenance day Monday, but the veteran will get an extra day of rest heading into the All-Star break. He should rejoin the defensive pairings when the Capitals return to play Feb. 1 against the Flames.

Brooks Orpik
D FA
12 months ago

Orpik, who took a maintenance day on Monday, is expected to be in the lineup Tuesday against the Sharks, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Maintenance days are likely going to be a regular thing for the 38-year-old defenseman as Washington tries to keep him fresh for a potential defense of their Stanley Cup title this spring. Fantasy owners can only help it jumpstarts his production, which sits at two goals and four points in 21 games.