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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  • Kings' Anze Kopitar Set To Return Against Sharks After Illness
    LATimes - about 17 hours ago
  • Kings Report: Veteran Line Is Working Hard, But Not Producing Points
    LATimes - Jan 03, 2017
  • Kopitar Could Be In Lineup When Kings Face Islanders
    LATimes - Nov 23, 2016
  • Anze Kopitar To Miss Finale Of Kings' Road Trip
    LATimes - Nov 15, 2016


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


1987 Birth Born on August 24, 1987.


2002 - 2004 4 More Events
…  The 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL upon making his debut in 2006. … Read More
The following year, in 2006, he accepted an invitation to Los Angeles' rookie camp.
2007 19 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2007, he was named to the NHL YoungStars Game, an event included at the All-Star Game festivities; Kopitar recorded two goals and three assists. … Read More


2008 20 Years Old Early in the 2008–09 season, on 11 October 2008, Kopitar signed a seven-year contract extension with the Kings worth $47.6 million. … Read More
2009 21 Years Old 1 More Event
The following season, Kopitar scored his first career NHL hat-trick (3 goals in one game) on 22 October 2009 against the Dallas Stars.
2010 22 Years Old The 2010–11 season saw Kopitar play in his 325th consecutive NHL game, which set a new Kings team record, passing Marcel Dionne on 15 March 2011. … Read More
2011 23 Years Old In the 2011–12 season, Kopitar led the Kings in scoring with 76 points, including a career-best 51 assists. … Read More
…  Praised as one of the best players in the League, Kopitar won the Stanley Cup championship with the Kings in 2012 and 2014, leading the playoffs in points on both occasions with 20 (tied with teammate and former captain Dustin Brown) and 26 points, respectively. … Read More
2013 25 Years Old 1 More Event
He played 31 games for Mora, scoring 34 points, before the NHL lockout ended in January 2013. … Read More
2015 27 Years Old During the 2015–16 season Kopitar signed an eight-year contract extension with the Kings. … Read More
Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016, as well as the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy for gentlemanly play the same year.
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