Anže Kopitar

Slovenian Ice Hockey Player
Born Aug 24, 1987

Anže Kopitar [pronunciation: ahn-JAY koh-PEE-tahr], nicknamed Kopi, is a Slovene professional ice hockey center and alternate captain of the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL). The first Slovenian to play in the NHL, Kopitar played junior hockey for his hometown team HK Acroni Jesenice and led his native country before he moved to Sweden at age 16 to play in a better league.… Read More

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  • Team Europe Earn Respect With Unlikely World Cup Run
    Yahoo News - about 20 hours ago
  • On A Day Drew Doughty And Anze Kopitar Win Major Awards, Biggest News For Kings Is Milan Lucic's Likely Departure
    LATimes - Jun 23, 2016
  • Anze Kopitar Gives Kings The Edge Over The Calgary Flames, 2 1
    LATimes - Feb 24, 2016
  • Anze Kopitar And Jordan Nolan Likely Out For Kings Game Against Predators
    LATimes - Feb 20, 2016


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Anže Kopitar.


1987 Birth Born on August 24, 1987.


2002 14 Years Old In 2002 Kopitar began playing for the youth team of his hometown, HK Acroni Jesenice. … Read More
2003 15 Years Old Kopitar first played in an international tournament when he participated in the Division I (second level) tournament of the 2003 IIHF World U18 Championships for the Slovenian national junior team. … Read More
2004 16 Years Old 1 More Event
He led the Slovenian Hockey League in scoring at the age of 16, and Swedish scout Lars Soder recruited Kopitar for the Elitserien in 2004 (Soder had originally discovered Kopitar when he was 13 at a European Youth Olympic Festival). … Read More
Prior to the 2005 NHL Entry Draft Kopitar was ranked the top European skater by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau.
In 2006, he accepted an invitation to the Los Angeles Kings' rookie camp.
2007 19 Years Old In January 2007 he was named to the NHL YoungStars Game, an event of the NHL All-Star Game; Kopitar recorded two goals and three assists. … Read More


2008 - 2009 2 More Events
2010 22 Years Old He won the Bill Libby Memorial Award for a second time in 2010 as he was named the most valuable player on the Kings, as he led the team in scoring for the third time.
2011 23 Years Old 1 More Event
On March 15, 2011, Kopitar played his 325th consecutive NHL game and set a new record for the Kings, passing Marcel Dionne. … Read More
2012 24 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Kopitar helped win the first Stanley Cup championship in Kings history in 2012. … Read More
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