The Washington Capitals have named Brooks Orpik to the Player Development Department, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced Monday.
In his new role, Orpik will assist and work closely with defensive prospects in the organization, primarily with the Hershey Bears.
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The former Capitals defenseman and two-time Stanley Cup champion announced his retirement from the NHL on June 25 after 15 seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington. Orpik was selected by Pittsburgh in the first round, 18th overall, in the 2000 NHL Draft. The San Francisco native registered 132 points (13g, 119a) in 703 career games with the Pittsburgh and 62 points (5g, 57a) in 332 career games with Washington.