Caps Honor Brooks Orpik for 1,000 Games

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Posted January 18, 2019

Before Friday’s matchup against the New York Islanders, the Caps honored Brooks Orpik for playing in his 1,000th game. The tribute video was front-loaded with Penguins, including Sidney Crosby, who Caps fans promptly booed. Jay Beagle and Eddie Vedder also made appearances.

Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin then joined Orpik, his wife and daughters and presented him with a gift – a trip to Canyon Point, Utah. We had to double check that the trip wasn’t a practical joke, as if Backstrom and Ovi tried to come up with the one place that Orpik would hate.

Orpik also received a Tiffany Crystal and a Silver Stick.