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Anze Kopitar | Center

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/24/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 224
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With all of the Kings' restricted free agents re-signed, they're expected to shift their focus to negotiating a contract extension with Anze Kopitar.
Kopitar has one season left on his seven-year, $47.6 million contract. He's been one of the most consistent players in the league, recording over 60 points in every season since his debut in 2006-07, with the exception of the lockout shortened 2013 campaign. He's also received two Selke Trophy nominations, which highlights the high-end two-way aspect of his game. Jul 17 - 6:35 PM

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The Los Angeles Kings have begun to negotiate a contract extension with Anze Kopitar.

The talks are reportedly still in the early stages. Kopitar is going into the final season of his seven-year, $47.6 million contract. It wouldn't be surprising to see him sign another lengthy deal with the Kings.
Jul 6 - 11:00 AM

The Los Angeles Kings haven't started to discussion a contract extension with Anze Kopitar yet.

Kopitar still has a year left on his contract, so there's no urgency to get something done, but both sides will probably want to avoid letting the situation drag into the 2015-16 campaign if it can be helped. Kopitar had 16 goals and 64 points in 79 contests and is also a finalist for the Selke Trophy. He currently comes with a $6.8 million annual cap hit.
Apr 29 - 5:30 AM

Anze Kopitar has been selected as a finalist for the Selke Trophy.

Kopitar has also been nominated for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy. He had a good season from an analytics perspective, but he also had a minus-two rating. His faceoff percentage of 52.6 is good, but pales in comparison to what fellow nominees Patrice Bergeron and Jonathan Toews accomplished on the draw. Kopitar had a great season defensively, but he probably won't win the Selke.
Apr 22 - 7:22 PM

Anze Kopitar is one of the three finalists for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy.

The award honors a combination of sportsmanship and great play, which typically translates to a lot of points and few penalty minutes. Kopitar had 16 goals and 64 points while recording just 10 penalty minutes. He's up against Pavel Datsyuk and Jiri Hudler for the award.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 21 - 7:18 PM

Anze Kopitar will play for his native Slovenia at the upcoming World Hockey Championships.

Kopitar's options in this respect are somewhat limited considering his father coaches the team. The Kings forward will be seeking retribution for a dismal regular season.
Apr 14 - 9:39 PM

Anze Kopitar ended the 2014-15 season as the Kings leading point getter for his eighth straight season.

Kopitar had 64 points this season and beat out Jeff Carter by two points in the closest battle for the points lead since Kopitar started winning the race in his sophomore season. Kopitar had 70 points last season and hopes to reverse the downward trend in 2015-16.
Source: LAKings.com
Apr 12 - 7:27 AM

Anze Kopitar leads the Kings in assists with 47.

The talented center has 63 points and is headed for his eighth consecutive year in leading the Kings in points as he is three points up on Jeff Carter. The Kings are in Vancouver tonight as they are trying to hold off the Winnipeg Jets for the eighth and final spot in the West. Both have 92 points but the Kings win the tie-breaker.
Apr 6 - 7:07 AM

Anze Kopitar recorded two assists in the Kings' big 8-2 win over the Oilers on Thursday night.

Kopitar was his usual sensational self, helping clean up the back end and lead the Kings' attack all night long. His two helpers were of the primary variety, and boosts his team-leading total to 46. He also continues to lead the team in points with 62.
Apr 3 - 2:10 AM

Anze Kopitar's five game scoring streak was snapped on Saturday.

The Kings leading point getter with 60 was held off the scoresheet. He is four points ahead of Jeff Carter in his quest to lead theg Kings in points for an eighth straight season.
Source: LAKings.com
Mar 29 - 9:04 AM

Anze Kopitar scored the game-winner late in the third period to help the Kings earn a big road win against the Islanders on Thursday night.

Kopitar also had four shots and two hits to help L.A. earn a crucial two points. The veteran star now has 60 points in 71 games this season.
Mar 27 - 12:58 AM

Anze Kopitar collected two assists in the Kings' 4-2 win over the Rangers on Tuesday night.

Kopitar was a force to be reckoned with from start to finish, winning over half his draws and directly leading to two Kings' goals with deft passes on primary assists. He continues to lead the team in assists (44) and points (59) this season.
Mar 24 - 11:56 PM

Anze Kopitar had a hand in each of the Kings' goals as they defeated the Devils 3-1 on Monday night.

Kopitar also contributed by winning half his draws in 20:24 of ice time, including nearly five minutes on special teams. He recorded the primary assist on Andrej Sekera's opening tally, plus a power play assist Tyler Toffoli's goal before scoring one of his own from a sharp angle to seal the game. Kopitar now has 15 goals and 42 assists for 57 points, leading the team in the latter two categories.
Mar 23 - 10:46 PM

Anze Kopitar recorded his 600th career point on Saturday.

Kopitar registered an assist in a 4-1 loss to Vancouver. It took him just 672 contests to reach that feat and at the age of 27, he should have plenty of additional milestones ahead of him. That being said, he's slipped a bit this season compared to recent years with 54 points in 68 contests. Typically he's good for at least 70 points in a single season, but it looks like he'll fall noticeably below that mark in 2014-15.
Mar 22 - 9:49 AM

Anze Kopitar registered an assist in a 3-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday.

Kopitar has 14 goals and 53 points in 67 games in 2014-15. He's recorded at least 70 points in each of his last four campaigns (not including the lockout shortened season), but it would take an incredible finish for him to keep that trend alive. He's just 27 years old though, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him bounce back in 2015-16.
Mar 19 - 9:51 AM

Depth Charts

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