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Anze Kopitar | Center | #11

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/24/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 224
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (11) / LA
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With his pair of assists in Thursday's 4-2 loss to Anaheim, Anze Kopitar now has a four game point streak.
Kopitar has also posted consecutive two-assist games during the streak, giving him six overall (with no goals). He now has 33 assists and 46 points in 51 games this season. Curiously however, he played just 20 shifts totaling 15:34. Easily the fewest shifts and least amount of time on ice of the season for him, aside for when he left early against St. Louis on Nov. 3rd. Feb 5 - 2:10 AM

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Anze Kopitar picked up an assist in a 4-3 loss against Colorado on Wednesday.

Kopitar has 13 goals and 42 points in 49 contests this season. That puts him on pace to finish with 69 points, but his overall numbers have been skewed downwards by his poor start to the campaign. Don't be surprised if he averages roughly a point-per-game for the rest of the season.
Jan 28 - 11:07 AM

Anze Kopitar had an assist in the Kings' 3-2 overtime victory on Sunday.

Dating back to Dec. 26, Kopitar has been held off the scoresheet just three times in 15 games. He has 13 goals and 41 points in 48 contests.
Jan 25 - 8:44 AM

Anze Kopitar is the NHL's third star of the week.

He notched two goals and seven points in three games. Kopitar posted a four-point effort against Detroit to start the week and he finalized an eight-year, $80 million contract extension over the weekend. All in all, it was a pretty great week for the 28-year-old center.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 18 - 4:31 PM

Anze Kopitar has recorded at least a point in each of his last three games.

As previously mentioned, Kopitar had a goal and an assist on Sunday. That strong performance came a mere day after inking an eight-year, $80 million contract. Given that he's 28 years old and his contract doesn't start until the 2016-17 campaign, Los Angeles might be paying more than market value for him in the last few years of that deal. Still, if that's what it took to keep Kopitar then it's hard to fault the Kings, given what he means to this franchise.
Jan 18 - 9:04 AM

Anze Kopitar celebrated his new contract with a goal and an assist in a 3-2 win over the Anaheim Duck on Sunday.

Kopitar proved his worth tonight by scoring two points and playing the solid all-around game that we have grown accustomed to seeing from him. He did all of his damage in the second period. First he assisted on Tyler Toffoli’s 22nd goal of the season, and then scoring himself 17:40 into the second period. He now has 38 points in 44 games in 2015-16.
Jan 18 - 12:01 AM

Anze Kopitar said he was distracted early in the season by contract negotiations.

Kopitar and the Kings agreed to an eight-year/$80 million contract on Saturday. "It’s obviously a great feeling knowing I’m going to be a part of this team for years to come now," the 28-year-old Kopitar said. "It’s something I’ve expressed throughout the process, that I’d like to stay here. It’s some sort of relief and a nice feeling." Kopitar picked up an assist Sunday and now has 12 goals and 36 points in 43 games this season with a plus-17 rating.
Jan 17 - 7:28 AM

Anze Kopitar has agreed to an eight-year, $80 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Kings.

Several reports indicated that the two sides were close to an agreement, but the Kings made the news official on their Twitter account. Kopitar will get a $9 million signing bonus in each of the first two years of the contract and he also has a full no-move clause through 2020 and it becomes a limited no-trade clause after that. It's a rich deal, but franchise centers don't grow on trees.
Jan 16 - 3:05 PM

According to a report by Jon Rosen, Anze Kopitar and the LA Kings "are still inching closer" towards a contract extension.

Rosen went on to say, "No reason to get concerned over anything Kopitar-wise. Still expecting agreement to happen soon, from all indications." That's great news for all involved, so Kings fans should feel free to exhale. As for what may be holding up the deal, one can only speculate. It's worth noting that of the players GM Dean Lombardi has signed or re-signed that only Dustin Brown and Jonathan Quick hold No-Trade Clauses, so it's possible that this part of the Kopitar agreement is still being negotiated.
Jan 15 - 8:20 PM

Anze Kopitar will reportedly ink a contract extension on Friday.

LA Kings Insider cited a "high ranking Kings executive" as its source. Based on previous reports, it wouldn't be surprising if Kopitar's deal proves to be in the eight-year, $80 million range. As consistently great as Kopitar has been thus far, that's certainly a risk given that he would be 37 by the end of it.
Jan 14 - 6:06 PM

It seems like if nothing else, there has been progress in Los Angeles' contract negotiations with Anze Kopitar.

"Things are moving along," Kopitar said on Wednesday. "I don’t know where the finish line is. We’ll see how quick we move, but things are moving." We also got a report on Wednesday that the Kings were close to inking him to an eight-year, $80 million extension. Of course, we got a previous report this week that the two sides were at an impasse, so these talks may have had substantial ups and downs in the last few days alone.
Jan 14 - 11:03 AM

Anze Kopitar and the Los Angeles Kings are reportedly close to agreeing to an 8-year contract worth $80 million.

The deal isn't done yet and there were hiccups in the negotiation process until Tuesday night when something turned for the better.
Jan 13 - 1:29 PM

A source told TSN's Darren Dreger Wednesday morning that progress is being made between the Kings and pending free agent Anze Kopitar.

A new contract isn't done yet, but an agreement is believed to heading in the right direction. Dreger reported on Tuesday afternoon that patience between the two sides was running out, but something changed overnight.
Jan 13 - 10:55 AM

Per a report from Darren Dreger, the LA Kings and Anze Kopitar appear to be at an "impasse" in contract extension negotiations.

Though it had been reported that the ballpark figures of eight years and $9.75M per had been agreed upon as recently as last month, Dreger notes that "There's a lot of work that needs to be done between Dean Lombardi and the agent, Pat Brisson." There's still plenty of time between now, the trade deadline and July 1st, but, y'know, sooner is better.
Jan 12 - 8:46 PM

Anze Kopitar had a four point night in the Los Angeles Kings 4-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Monday night.

Kopitar had a power-play marker, and assisted on goals by Tyler Toffoli, Alec Martinez, and Dwight King. Kopitar now has twelve goals and twenty-three assists for a total of thirty-five points in forty-two games played. He has seven points (2G, 5A) in his last five games played, and is tied for seventh in the league in plus/minus with plus seventeen.
Jan 12 - 1:55 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Anze Kopitar
2Jeff Carter
3Nick Shore
4Andy Andreoff
LW1Milan Lucic
2Tanner Pearson
3Dwight King
4Kyle Clifford
5Vincent Lecavalier
RW1Marian Gaborik
2Tyler Toffoli
3Dustin Brown
4Jordan Nolan
5Trevor Lewis
6Michael Mersch
D1Drew Doughty
2Jake Muzzin
3Alec Martinez
4Christian Ehrhoff
5Brayden McNabb
6Matt Greene
7Jamie McBain
8Derek Forbort
9Luke Schenn
G1Jonathan Quick
2Jhonas Enroth