Brooks Orpik has signed with the Washington Capitals on the first day of NHL free agency.
The team announced the five-year, $27.5 million deal with the long time Pittsburgh Penguins defensemen on Tuesday afternoon, with general manager Brian MacLellan saying he hopes the 33-year old will be an integral part of their defense for a long time.
“We feel Brooks’ leadership and experience will greatly enhance our defense for years to come. Brooks plays tough minutes against the opposition's best players.”
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Orpik has spent his entire career with the Penguins up to this point, and holds the team record for most games played by a defenseman with 703.