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Anze Kopitar | Center | #11

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/24/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 224
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (11) / LA
Contract: view contract details

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Anze Kopitar notched two big assists on Sunday to help send Team Europe to the World Cup of Hockey finals versus Team Canada.
Kopitar had just one point in the preliminary round, but was still doing lots of positive things without the puck to help Team Europe earn a spot in the semifinals. In the semis, Kopitar took on an offensive role, setting up Marian Gaborik in the second period, then Tomas Tatar for the overtime winner. Sep 25 - 7:28 PM

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Anze Kopitar will captain Team Europe at the World Cup of Hockey.

The squad features players from Slovakia, Germany, Denmark, Slovenia, Switzerland, France, Austria and Norway. Zdeno Chara and Mark Streit will be the team's alternates.
Sep 6 - 1:12 PM

Anze Kopitar is the 2016 Lady Byng Trophy winner.

The award goes to the player who "exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability." What that typically translates to is a player that does very well while still being charged with very few penalties. Kopitar certainly fit that mold with his 74 points and 16 PIM in 2015-16. He's also claimed the Selke Trophy tonight.
Jun 22 - 8:51 PM

Anze Kopitar has been selected as the 2016 Selke Trophy winner.

The Selke Trophy goes to the league's best defensive forward. This is an award that Selke has been in the running for several times before, but just kept coming up short. Kopitar finished fourth in the Selke Trophy voting in 2013, second in 2014, and third in 2015. Kopitar had a plus-34 rating, 53.5 faceoff winning percentage, and 56.6% Corsi For in even strength play.
Jun 22 - 8:14 PM

The Los Angeles Kings have officially named Anze Kopitar as the team's new captain.

Kopitar is replacing Dustin Brown, who hasn't reached the 30-point mark since the 2011-12 campaign. By contrast Kopitar is one of the team's offensive leaders and is entering the first season of an eight-year, $80 million contract. Brown held the position for roughly eight years.
Jun 16 - 1:28 PM

Anze Kopitar could be the next captain of the Los Angeles Kings.

Dustin Brown has reportedly has been told that he won't be the captain of the Kings anymore. The Kings would not confirm if the new captain would be Kopitar, who will start his eight-year contract worth $80 million in 2016-17, and they did not dispute the report on Brown.
May 28 - 6:11 PM

Anze Kopitar has been nominated for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy.

The trophy is awarded "to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability." This is the second time in his career that Kopitar has been nominated for the trophy, and he was also nominated for the Selke Trophy this season. Should Kopitar win, he'll join Wayne Gretzky (1994, '92, '91), Butch Goring ('78), and Marcel Dionne ('77).
Apr 30 - 5:17 PM

Anze Kopitar is a finalist for the Selke Trophy.

The award goes to the league's best defensive forward. This is the third year in a row that Kopitar has been nominated, but he finished second in the voting in 2014 and 2015.
Apr 29 - 10:37 AM

Anze Kopitar's season ended Friday night, but he was on yet another point streak.

Kopitar picked up his second goal of the postseason, extending his point streak to three games. Unfortunately, his Kings fell to the Sharks 6-3 on Friday night which ended their season. He finishes the postseason with four points.
Apr 23 - 2:00 AM

Anze Kopitar registered an assist in a 3-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks Wednesday night.

Kopitar has recorded a point in three of four games so far in the first round series. He has 19 goals and 63 points in 74 career postseason contests.
Apr 21 - 11:00 AM

Anze Kopitar scored his first goal of the series against the San Jose Sharks on Monday night.

Kopitar's power-play goal was assisted by Milan Lucic and Jake Muzzin.
Apr 19 - 2:10 AM

Anze Kopitar collected a helper during Thursday's 4-3 loss to San Jose in Game 1.

Kopitar was sensational once again, but simply couldn't help lead the team to victory. The assist however is the 43rd of his career in the playoffs, raising his points total to 61 in 71 games.
Apr 15 - 1:42 AM

After a terribly slow start to his season, Anze Kopitar is now up to nearly up to a point per game pace.

With his pair of helpers during Thursday's 3-0 win over Calgary, LA's top center has 45 assists and 70 points through 76 games. Kopitar had three points through the first 10 games of the season.
Apr 1 - 1:41 AM

Anze Kopitar's 25th goal of the season on Thursday night gave the Kings a 1-0 lead over Winnipeg, but the Jets responded with four unanswered goals to take the win.

Kopitar got back on the scoresheet the game after his six-game points streak was snapped on Tuesday in Minnesota. Kopitar has 68 points in 73 contests this season.
Mar 25 - 12:26 AM

Anze Kopitar assisted on both Los Angeles goals during the Kings' 5-2 loss to the Predators in Nashville Monday night.

Kopitar's assist total this season is now up to 43. Scorings goals in this one were two LA defensemen -- Drew Doughty (14th of the season) and Alec Martinez (10th).
Mar 21 - 11:36 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Anze Kopitar
2Jeff Carter
3Nick Shore
4Andy Andreoff
5Michael Latta
LW1Tanner Pearson
2Teddy Purcell
3Dwight King
4Kyle Clifford
5Adrian Kempe
RW1Tyler Toffoli
2Marian Gaborik
3Dustin Brown
4Jordan Nolan
5Trevor Lewis
6Michael Mersch
D1Drew Doughty
2Jake Muzzin
3Alec Martinez
4Brayden McNabb
5Matt Greene
6Rob Scuderi
7Zach Trotman
8Tom Gilbert
9Paul LaDue
G1Jonathan Quick
2Jeff Zatkoff