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Anze Kopitar | Center

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/24/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 224
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Anze Kopitar is a big reason why the Los Angeles Kings beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-2 on Saturday, as he collected three assists.
Kopitar now has eight points in his last two games and nine in three. The OC Register's Rich Hammond points out that he's generated eight assists in as many periods. Overall, Kopitar has seven goals and 15 assists for 22 points in 31 games. Dec 20 - 7:37 PM

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Anze Kopitar set a new career high for most points in a game with five in LA's come-from-behind victory over St. Louis, 6-4.

Three other times Kopitar has recorded at least four points in a game, but on this night, he added a new notch to the belt. Only Dwight King went unassisted by the guiding his hand. Kopitar now sits tied for third with Drew Doughty on the team in scoring with 19 points.
Dec 19 - 3:05 AM

Coach Darryl Sutter switched his lines in practice on Saturday and Anze Kopitar found himself on a line with Dustin Brown and Jeff Carter.

Kopitar is playing the worst offensive hockey of his career as he has only six goals and 13 points in 27 games. Kopitar has led the Kings in scoring, every season since his rookie campaign of 2006-07, a span of seven seasons. We shall see if this move works.
Dec 14 - 7:15 AM

Anze Kopitar's tough season continued on Friday as he was a minus-three.

Kopitar was also poor at the faceoff dot as he won only six of 18 draws. Kopitar has only six goals and 13 points in 27 games with a minus-two rating and a solitary minor penalty. He is not even close to being among the NHL's elite at this time but he is a great buy-low candidate in pools.
Dec 13 - 8:20 AM

Anze Kopitar was held without a point for the eighth time in nine games Tuesday as the Kings dropped a 1-0 decision to Buffalo.

Other than a two-point effort against the Bruins on December 2nd, Kopitar hasn't seemed himself for the better part of a month. His track record suggests he'll bounce back, but the depth of his slump has us wondering whether there's a lingering injury at play.
Dec 9 - 10:56 PM

Anze Kopitar has just five goals and a dozen poinst through the first 24 games this season.

It's been easily the worst start of his career as he's usually reliable for about 25-goals and 70-plus points per season. Jeff Carter, Justin Williams and Tanner Pearson have all seen time on his wing, but it's Marian Gaborik who was brought in to be his running mate. Look for these to start hooking up as soon as Gabby's back in action.
Dec 7 - 8:55 PM

Anze Kopitar assisted on both goals in the Kings' 2-0 shutout of the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night.

Kopitar's pass to Tanner Pearson on the first goal was a thing of beauty as he faked out just about everyone at the Staples Center to setup what turned out to be the game winning goal. Its been a slow start for the Slovakian star who has just 12 points in 25 games. Tyler Toffoli added the empty netter while Brayden McNabb added an assist to factor in on the scoring.
Dec 3 - 1:50 AM

Anze Kopitar picked up his fifth goal of the season in a 6-5 shootout loss to Anaheim on Wednesday.

Kopitar got the scoring started on a beautiful penalty shot goal in what turned out to be a wacky high-scoring game at the Honda Center. The Kings' number one center also added an assist in the loss and now has back-to-back two point games for LA. Drew Doughty and Jake Muzzin also had multi-point nights in the loss. The Kings were outplayed heavily in this game but benefited from some poor Ducks net minding in this affair.
Nov 13 - 2:30 AM

Anze Kopitar had a goal and an assist on Saturday.

It was his first multi-point game of the season as Kopitar has struggled with injuries and scoring in the early going. He now has five points in 12 games but expect a lot more the rest of the way as Kopitar has led the Kings in scoring in each of the last seven seasons. He trails Tyler Toffoli by 12 points this season in an attempt to make it eight in a row.
Nov 9 - 6:51 AM

Anze Kopitar (upper body) is expected to return to action on Sunday

Kopitar got a stinger and it scared him for a bit as his arm went numb. The numbness left pretty quickly but Kopitar was forced to miss the last three games. "When I landed on the ice it’s kind of scary when your whole arm gets numb. It’s not a very great feeling," Kopitar said. "I tried it a couple times after, I didn’t have a whole lot of power in me. It came back pretty quick, a couple days after. I felt like I had pretty good strength, but again I had to be a little bit cautious to not overdo it again." The Kings could use him back as they were outscored 11-4 in the three games he missed. Get ready to activate him.
Nov 2 - 5:55 AM

Anze Kopitar took part in Kings' practice on Saturday.

Kopitar has missed the last three games with an upper-body injury, but it looks like there's a good chance he could play on Sunday. The 27-year-old center has three points in eight games this season. He is an elite forward and should see a spike in his offensive production going forward.
Nov 1 - 1:59 PM

The Los Angeles Kings are hopeful that Anze Kopitar (upper body) can return to the lineup on Sunday.

Kopitar has missed the last three games with the injury. Kopitar is off to a slow start this season with only two goals and an assist in eight games as well as a minus-one rating.
Nov 1 - 7:09 AM

Anze Kopitar (upper body) missed his second straight game on Thursday.

The good news is that Kopitar was back on the ice Thursday morning. It remains to be seen if he'll be available for Friday's contest.
Oct 31 - 10:51 AM

Anze Kopitar (upper body) skated again Wednesday.

Coach Darryl Sutter said that Kopitar is close to returning and he's a possibility to play on Thursday at Pittsburgh. However, Kopitar understands that he may have to sit again to make sure that he's 100 percent. "I'd rather do it now and really get it taken care of and then get back at it," he said. Consider him questionable at this time.
Oct 29 - 6:14 PM

Anze Kopitar (upper body) felt good during Tuesday's practice.

Kopitar might be able to play in Tuesday's contest as a result. That would certainly help the Kings given that they don't have a replacement for him and can't call anyone up due to their cap situation. Still, while the prospect of entering the game with 19 players can't be desirable, we doubt they would push Kopitar if they were at all worried that he might suffer a setback. We'll see what happens.
Oct 28 - 3:06 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Anze Kopitar
2Mike Richards
3Jarret Stoll
4Jordan Nolan
5Andy Andreoff
LW1Marian Gaborik
2Dwight King
3Trevor Lewis
4Kyle Clifford
5Tanner Pearson
RW1Dustin Brown
2Jeff Carter
3Justin Williams
4Tyler Toffoli
D1Drew Doughty
2Slava Voynov
3Jamie McBain
4Jake Muzzin
5Robyn Regehr
6Matt Greene
7Alec Martinez
8Brayden McNabb
9Jeff Schultz
10Andrew Bodnarchuk
G1Jonathan Quick
2Martin Jones