Today the Washington Capitals named recently retired defenseman Brooks Orpik to the teams Player Development Department.
Per the Capitals release, Orpik will assist and work with the organization’s defensive prospects, primarily with the Hershey Bears of the AHL, in his new role. Per the release Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan had the following to say about the Orpik hiring:
“As a member of our team, Brooks was a tremendous leader and a great role model for our young players. 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.”
We here at TXHT like this move by the Capitals organization as Orpik was a key piece to the Capitals restructure in culture for the organization, and will be able to share that with the Capitals young prospects as they continue to develop and prepare to make the jump to the NHL. Orpik’s championship pedigree and high level leadership qualities will also assist him in working with the prospects.
We here at TXHT would like to congratulate Brooks Orpik on his new role with the Washington Capitals.