Los Angeles Kings
Los Angeles Kings
Anze Kopitar
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AnzeKopitar
POSITION: Center
HEIGHT: 6' 3"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 224
BIRTHDATE: 08/24/1987
AGE: 27
BIRTHPLACE: Jesenice, SVN
DRAFTED: LAK: 2005-11 overall
SEASON HIGHS:

Goals: 2 (3x: Last, 2-16 vs. ATL)
Assists: 2 (9x: Last, 4-4 vs. PHX)
Points: 4 (2-16 vs. ATL)
+/-: Plus-3 (2x: Last, 1-8 vs. ANA)
TOI: 25:43 (1-17 at DAL)
Shots: 7 (12-11 vs. STL)
PIM: 10 (10-12 vs. SJ)

THIS SEASON: Recipient of the Kings Leading Scorer Award...Led the Kings with 66 points and 39 assists, while ranking second on the team with 27 goals...It was the second straight season he led the Kings in points and assists...Ranked second on the Kings with 234 shots and 49 takeaways...Ranked third on the team with three game-winning goals and tied for third with seven power-play goals...One of five Kings to play in all 82 games...Has played in 173 consecutive games (March 21, 2007 to present)...The Kings were 16-6-2 when he scored a goal (39-21-8 all-time when he scores a goal)...Had 16 multi-point games (the Kings were 13-2-1 in those games)...Was 2-for-7 in shootouts = 28.6 percent)...Recorded 19th career three-point game (1-2=3) and sixth of the season April 4 vs. Phoenix...Earned 200th career point in NHL and as a King March 28 at Nashville...Had a six-game point streak (5-4=9), which lasted from March 1 to March 13...Had a career-high four-game goal streak (4-3=7), which lasted from March 1 to March 7...Recorded three points (1-2=3) March 5 vs. Dallas...Recorded two points (1-1=2), which included his 20th goal of the season March 1 at Chicago...He has now scored 20-plus goals in each of his first three NHL seasons...The last King to start his career with three straight 20-goal seasons was Luc Robitaille, who scored 20-plus goals his first eight seasons from 1986-97 to 1993-94...Recorded two points (1-1=2) Feb. 18 at Anaheim...Tied a career-high with four points (2-2=4) Feb. 16 vs. Atlanta (11th career multi-goal game)...Had three-game goal streak (4-1=5), which lasted from Feb. 5 to Feb. 10...Recorded three points (2-1=3) Feb. 5 at Washington...Had four-game point streak (1-4=5), which lasted from Jan. 17 to Jan. 29...Recorded two assists and appeared in his 200th game as a King and in the NHL Jan. 21 at Colorado...Recorded two points (1-1=2) and a plus-3 rating Jan. 8 vs. Anaheim...Recorded two assists Dec. 23 at Columbus...Recorded three points (2-1=3) Dec. 11 vs. St. Louis (2-1=3)...Earned 100th career assist in NHL and as a King Dec. 6 vs. Columbus (recorded two points that game: 1-1=2)...Had four-game point streak (3-2=5), which lasted from Nov. 20 to Nov. 26 (plus-5 during that span)...Was a plus-3 Nov. 20 vs. Washington...Recorded two assists Nov. 11 vs. Dallas...Recorded three-points (1-2=3) Nov. 8 vs. St. Louis...Recorded two assists Oct. 25 at Nashville...Recorded two assists Oct. 14 vs. Anaheim...Signed to seven-year contract extension Oct. 11...Named an alternate captain Oct. 8.
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2009-10: Has played in 255 straight games entering 2010-11…Set career highs in goals, assists in points…Led Kings in goals, assists, points, power-play goals (14, tied for third in NHL), power-play points (38, third in NHL), power play assists (24, tied for seventh in NHL), shootout goals (8, tied for first in NHL: 8-for-16) and 259 shots…Has now scored 20-plus goals in each of his first four NHL seasons...Last King to do that was Luc Robitaille, who scored 20-plus goals his first eight seasons: 1986-87 to 1993-94...Led Kings with 18 multi-point games (Kings were 15-1-2 in those games)…One of three Kings to play in all 82 games (Brown and Doughty)…Selected as the Kings MVP (Bill Libby Memorial Award) and recipient of the Kings Leading Scorer Award… Kings are 59-27-10 when he scores (20-6-2 in 2009-10)...Points in 16 of 17 games (Jan. 21 to March 10, 2010)…Eight-game point streaks (7-8=15) Jan. 21 to Feb. 4, 2010 and (5-4=9) Feb. 8 to March 10, 2009 (streaks tied career high)...31 points (15-16=31) in 25-game span (Jan. 2 to March 10, 2010)…Played in 300th NHL game March 6, 2010 vs. Montreal...Tied career high with four points (2-2=4) Feb. 4, 2010 vs. Anaheim...Earned 100th NHL goal Jan. 28, 2010 at Columbus...200th consecutive game (streak started March 21, 2007) Nov 28, 2010 vs. Chicago...Five-game point (4-5=9) streak (Nov. 2 to Nov. 11, 2009)...Earned points (10-11=21) in 11 of first 12 games (Oct. 3 to Oct. 25, 2009)...Six-game point (6-5=11) streak (Oct. 15 to Oct. 25, 2009)...No. 1 Star of the Week Oct. 26, 2010 (6-3=9)...First career hat trick Oct. 22, 2010 vs. Dallas...10 points (4-6=10) in first five games (Oct 3 to Oct. 12, 2009)...Four-game assist (6a) streak (Oct. 3 to Oct. 10, 2009)...Three-point games (1-2=3) Oct. 6, 2009 vs. San Jose and Oct. 8, 2009 vs. Minnesota…PLAYOFFS: Tied for third on club with five points (2-3=5)…Led Kings with 18 shots…Scored OT game-winner in Game 2 at Vancouver.

2008-09: Recipient of the Kings Leading Scorer Award...Led the Kings with 66 points and 39 assists, while ranking second on the club with 27 goals...Ranked second on the Kings with 234 shots and 49 takeaways...One of five Kings to play in all 82 games...The Kings were 16-6-2 when he scored a goal...Had 16 multi-point games (the Kings were 13-2-1 in those games)...Earned 200th NHL point March 28, 2009 at Nashville...Six-game point (5-4=9) streak (March 1 to March 13, 2009)...Career-high four-game goal (4-3=7) streak (March 1 to March 7, 2009)...Tied career-high with four points (2-2=4) Feb. 16, 2009 vs. Atlanta…Had three-game goal (4-1=5) streak (Feb. 5 to Feb. 10, 2009)...Played in 200th NHL game Jan. 21, 2009 at Colorado...Earned 100th NHL assist Dec. 6, 2008 vs. Columbus…Signed to seven-year contract extension Oct. 11, 2008...Named an alternate captain Oct. 8, 2008.

2007-08: Selected as the Kings MVP (Bill Libby Memorial Award) and recipient of Kings Leading Scorer Award...Second youngest King to win the club's MVP Award (20 years, 7 months, 12 days)…Jimmy Carson was the youngest (19 years, 8 months, 14 days)…Led Kings with 77 points, 45 assists and 52 takeaways, while tying for the club lead with 12 power-play goals...Finished second on club with 32 goals...Tied for club lead with eight shootout attempts (3-for-8)…Had 22 points (7-15=22) and seven multi-point efforts in the final 20 games...Had 39 points in the final 41 games (16-23=39) and 63 points in the final 67 games (27-36=63)...The Kings were 16-8-4 when he scored a goal...One of four Kings to play in all 82 games…Had four-game (1-4=5) assist streak (March 4 to March 10, 2008)...Had four straight multi-point games (3-6=9) Feb. 21 to March 1, 2008...Named to 2008 NHL All-Star Team on Jan. 10, 2008...Notched 100th NHL point Jan. 3, 2008 vs. Columbus...Eight-game point (6-6=12) streak (Nov. 28 to Dec. 12, 2007)...Notched four points and four assists Dec. 6, 2007 vs. Buffalo...Played in 100th NHL game Dec. 6, 2007 vs. Buffalo.

2006-07:
Selected as the Kings Best Newcomer and Most Popular Player…First-ever native of Slovenia to play in the NHL…Finished third among NHL rookies with 41 assists, 61 points and 29 power-play points…Finished second among rookies with 22 power-play assists and tied for fifth with seven power-play goals…Selected to participate at the YoungStars game as part of the 2007 NHL All-Star Game festivities…Led Kings and ranked fourth among rookies with 41 takeaways…Led Kings and all rookies with five shootout goals (5-for-9)…Led the Kings with two shootout game-deciding goals…First Kings rookie since Luc Robitaille (84 points, 1986-87) to reach 60 points in his inaugural campaign…His 61 points was the fifth highest total by a Kings rookie…Recorded two goals in his NHL debut Oct. 6, 2006 at Anaheim…Became 15th player in Kings history to score a goal in NHL debut.

INTERNATIONAL PLAY:
Last represented Slovenia at 2008 World Championships (5 GP, 3-1=4) – led club in goals and points…Also represented Slovenia (host country) at the 2007 Division I World Championships (5 GP, 1-13=14, plus-9) – led club in points, assists and plus-minus (Slovenians won tournament and a promotion into the 2008 World Championships)…Led Slovenia in scoring at 2006 World Championships (6 GP, 3-6=9)…Played for Slovenia (host country) at 2006 Division I World Junior Championships (5 GP, 5-1=6) – led club in goals and points…Represented Slovenia at the World Championships in 2005 (6 GP, 1-0=1) and at the Division I World Junior Championships in 2005 (5 GP, 10-3=13, +8) and 2004 (5 GP, 1-1=2)…Also played for Slovenia at the Division I World U18 Championships in 2005 (5 GP, 6-5=11), 2004 (5 GP, 6-2=8) and 2003 (5 GP, 2-1=3).

PERSONAL: Nickname: Kopi…Off-season home: Slovenia…Girlfriend: Ines…Favorite movie: Happy Gilmore…Favorite TV show: Two and a Half Men…Favorite actor/actress: Charlie Sheen, Jessica Alba…Favorite band: Siddhartha…Favorite NHL city, other than Los Angeles: Chicago…Favorite magazine: The Hockey News…Favorite sport other than hockey: golf, basketball, tennis…Favorite hockey moment: first NHL game…Favorite pro athlete: Roger Federer…Favorite hockey player growing up: Sergei Fedorov...Favorite road arena: Rexall Place…Favorite food: mom’s cooking…Favorite website, other than LAKings.com: anzeseleven.com…Favorite vacation spot: Croatia…First job: working in a restaurant…Helps the environment by: recycling…If not a hockey player he would be: architect.