Two-time Stanley Cup champion Brooks Orpik named to Capitals' Player Development Department


Brooks Orpik is not done with the game of hockey just yet.

The Washington Capitals announced Monday that they have named former defenseman and two-time Stanley Cup champion Brooks Orpik to their Player Development Department.

As a member of the Department, Orpik will assist in developing Capitals' defensive prospects, mainly with the team's AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears, according to the statement.

"As a member of our team, Brooks was a tremendous leader and a great role model for our young players," Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan said in a statement. "We are excited to be able to bring him back in this new role. We feel he will be a great resource for our hockey staff and our prospects."   

After 15 seasons in the NHL, Orpik announced his decision to retire in June following a knee injury. 

Over the course of his career, Orpik won a Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2009 and with the Capitals in 2018.