Orpik, the brother of Penguins draftee Brooks Orpik, played the past two seasons for Thayer Academy in New England. Orpik picked up 20 points for Thayer in 2004-05.
7th round (227th overall), 2005 by BUF
2006-07: Orpik played in 38 games with Boston College, including 23 Hockey East contests. He registered nine points (3+6). He scored a third period goal in a 5-2 season-opening home win over Northeastern on Oct. 10 and tallied two assists at Providence on Oct. 31.
2007-08: Orpik played in 41 games during his Junior campaign with Boston College, including 24 Hockey East contests. A shoulder injury sidelined the forward for three games (2/29 – 3/7). He registered 13 points (7+6); recorded 10 points (5+5) in league play. He notched one power-play goal on the season. He scored the first of BC’s six goals in a 6-1 win over North Dakota on Apr. 10 in the NCAA Tournament’s Frozen Four championship game. He assisted on Brian Gibbons’ man-advantage tally in BC’s 4-0 blank over Vermont on Mar. 22 in the Hockey East Tournament title game.