BC alumnus and current Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik won his second Stanley Cup on Thursday night with a 4-3 win over the Vegas Golden Knights. Orpik had previously won the Cup in 2009 as a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Orpik, who played for Boston College from 1998 until 2001, appeared in all but one regular season game for Washington this season and played in every playoff game. Since hockey is such a random and unpredictable sport, Orpik scored the game winning goal in game 2, breaking a brief 220 game scoreless drought. He added an assist in the clinching game 5.
At 37 years old and with just one year remaining on his contract, it’s likely that Brooks is nearing the end of his playing career. If he chooses to hang up the skates this off-season, it’s awfully hard to imagine a better way to go out. Congrats to Brooks Orpik on his second Stanley Cup!