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Anze Kopitar | Center | #11

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/24/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 224
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (11) / LA
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Anze Kopitar scored two goals and an assist in Saturday's 6-4 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Kopitar's first goal was scored at the 6:51 mark of the first period, and it tied the game one. He also helped set up Jake Muzzin's second-period marker, which tied the game at three. Kopitar's second goal proved to be the game-winner, as he gave Los Angeles a 5-4 lead in the third frame. The Kings captain finished the night with a plus-5 rating, three shots on goal and he managed to win 68 percent of his faceoffs. He has six goals and 11 points in seven games this season. Teammate Dustin Brown had a four-point night (one goal, three assists) in the victory. Oct 21 - 10:51 PM

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Anze Kopitar had a goal and an assist Sunday.

Kopitar is redeeming himself for his poor 2016-17 season in which he had only 12 goals and 52 points. He was held off the scoresheet in the opener but has been guns a blazing ever since with four goals and eight points in his last four games. He is a must start.
Oct 16 - 8:17 AM

Anze Kopitar posted a goal, an assist and a plus-3 rating in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss against Calgary.

Kopitar had a terrible season by his standards in 2016-17, posting just 12 goals with 52 points and a minus-10 rating, and his 8.0 shooting percentage was the lowest of his career. He has rectified that in a hurry, bagging three goals with five points and a plus-6 rating over the past two contests.
Oct 12 - 3:44 AM

Anze Kopitar produced two goals and one assist in Saturday's 4-1 win over San Jose.

Kopitar also posted a plus-3 rating and five shots in 20:01 of ice time after he was held off the scoresheet in the Kings' opener. Dustin Brown finished the match with a goal and a helper.
Oct 8 - 2:09 AM

Anze Kopitar is ready to bounce back this season.

"Our last year definitely wasn't the year I wanted to have and needed to have for the team to be successful, so this year, coming back here, I feel good," Kopitar said. "I'm ready to go again and obviously have a better year than last year." He recorded just 12 goals and 52 points 76 games, but he racked up 25 points in 33 matches after the All-Star break. Coach John Stevens wants to shorten Kopitar's shift length a bit this year to get his pace up and his new system could help the Kings' transition game.
Sep 14 - 8:42 AM

Anze Kopitar will still be the Kings' captain in 2017-18.

In Kopitar's first season as captain he had 12 goals and 52 points in 76 games, down from 74 points in 2015-16. Kings GM Rob Blake suggested that Kopitar's offseason training will play a big roll in a bounce back. "I’ve had a conversation with Kopi the last couple weeks and a lot of it revolves around his off-season training and to look at the top players – the Toews’, the Crosby’s – and see what they’re doing off ice because there has to be an element, when you get to a certain age, to be able to play at a high level, the off-season becomes such an important factor," Blake said. "So I know our strength guys have met with Kopi and he’s got a real good attitude and understanding of what he needs to accomplish to get back to that high level." Kopitar also had to start the 2016-17 campaign early between playing for Slovenia in their efforts to qualify for the 2018 Olympics and then Europe in the World Cup. He won't have to deal with that this time around.
Apr 25 - 10:39 AM

Anze Kopitar registered three assists in the Kings' 3-2 overtime win against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Jeff Carter also assisted on all of Los Angeles' goals. For Kopitar, that brings him up to 52 points in 75 games this season while Carter has 66 points in 81 games. Drew Doughty found the back of the net in overtime. Dustin Brown and Tyler Toffoli netted the Kings' other two goals.
Apr 8 - 8:47 PM

Anze Kopitar has been on a scoring tear since the return of Jonathan Quick.

Kopitar has 16 points in 18 games since the netminder returned from a groin injury that cost him 59 games. Kopitar had only 31 points in his first 54 games and the recent streak is closer to his career average than the way he scored at the beginning of the season. Look for Kopitar to get 55-60 points in a good year for the remainder of his career.
Apr 3 - 8:30 AM

Anze Kopitar has been adapting to his new role as the Kings' captain.

"I wouldn’t say a burden. It was definitely a change. It’s definitely some adjustments that I needed to make," Kopitar said. "I’m still learning. I don’t know if you can learn that overnight. It’s been, not a burden, but a new challenge that I think I’m in the process of getting the handle of it and I’ll get there." Kopitar feels that wearing the C hasn't hurt his game, but his production certainly has dropped off this season. He has 11 goals and 46 points in 69 contests after recording 74 points in 2015-16.
Mar 29 - 10:27 AM

Anze Kopitar scored on the power-play and picked up an assist in the Kings' 5-2 win over Winnipeg on Thursday.

Kopitar is hot with six points in his last five games. It has still been a disappointing season for fantasy owners. The Kings' captain has 46 points in 67 games. Drew Doughty, Tyler Toffoli and Jake Muzzin also picked up multi-point nights. Marion Gaborik was credited with the game-winning-goal
Mar 24 - 1:41 AM

Anze Kopitar scored his 10th goal of the season in the Kings loss to Calgary on Sunday.

Kopitar, who has 44 points in 65 games this season, is now on a three game points streak and has eight points in eight games this month.
Mar 20 - 12:57 AM

Anze Kopitar scored in regulation and the lone shootout goal as the Kings defeated the Maple Leafs 3-2.

It was Kopitar's first goal since Jan. 31 and just his 7th of the season. It wasn't pretty either as it went in off the face mask of one of the Leafs players in front of the net on the power-play but he and his fantasy owners will take it. He's had a down year with just 37 points in 57 games. Tanner Pearson scored his 22nd goal for the only other regulation marker for the Kings.
Mar 3 - 2:22 AM

Anze Kopitar is still seraching for his first goal of February.

Though he did pick up a pair of helpers during Saturday's 4-1 win over the Ducks. He has five assists this month, with six goals and 35 points this year.
Feb 25 - 8:07 PM

Anze Kopitar has only one assist in his last six games.

Kopitar has 33 points this season and is in grave danger (is there any other kind) of losing his nine year streak as the Kings leading point getter. He is also a minus-six in the last six contests so all-in-all, the Slovenian has not had a good season.
Feb 20 - 8:15 AM

Anze Kopitar has a five game points streak.

The talented center has only six goals and 32 points in 46 games but he got off to a horrific start and has come around in the New Year. He set up Jeff Carter's overtime winner Saturday and has 16 points in his last 14 games.
Feb 5 - 8:21 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Anze Kopitar
2Jeff Carter
3Nic Dowd
4Nick Shore
5Brooks Laich
LW1Tanner Pearson
2Alex Iafallo
3Mike Cammalleri
4Adrian Kempe
5Kyle Clifford
6Andy Andreoff
RW1Tyler Toffoli
2Dustin Brown
3Marian Gaborik
4Trevor Lewis
5Justin Auger
D1Drew Doughty
2Jake Muzzin
3Alec Martinez
4Derek Forbort
5Christian Folin
6Kevin Gravel
7Oscar Fantenberg
8Kurtis MacDermid
G1Jonathan Quick
2Darcy Kuemper