Anze Kopitar
Anze Kopitar
Center  - LAK
Number: 11
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 224
Shoots: Left
Born: Aug 24, 1987  (Age 28)
Birthplace: Jesenice, Slovenia
Drafted: LAK / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (11th overall)

2013-14: Named a Finalist for the Selke Trophy...Recipient of Kings Leading Scorer Award for seventh straight season (only other King to lead team in scoring seven straight years was Marcel Dionne – eight straight years from 1975-76 to 1982-83)…Selected as the Kings MVP (Bill Libby Memorial Award) and Kings Best Defensive Player…Led the Kings in the following categories: goals (29), assists (41), points (70), PPG (10), GWG (nine – tied club record), plus-minus (plus-34) and takeaways (52)…One of four Kings to play in all 82 games…Kings are 116-44-15 all-time when he scores a goal (16-7-2 this past season)...Tied for the league-lead in GDG (5, T.J. Oshie – STL)…Two points (1-1=2) including 200th career goal April 10 at EDM...Played in 600th career game April 3 at SJ...PLAYOFFS: Recorded his 60th postseason point (18-42=60) June 9, 2014 at NYR in Game 3 of the SCF, moving into third on the all-time Kings playoff point leaders (Previously: Dave Taylor, 26-33=59)…Led the league in points (26) and assists (21), ranked fifth in plus-minus (plus-9), and tied for fifth in PPP (seven)…Both his points and assist totals were the second most in a playoff year in Kings’ history…His 42 career postseason assists ranks him third on the Kings’ all-time playoff assist list…Has a postseason plus-minus rating of +22, ranking him first all-time among Kings players.

2012-13: Recipient of Kings Leading Scorer Award for sixth straight season…Selected as the Kings Best Defensive Player…Kings were 8-1-0 in 2012-13 when he scored a goal…Earned 300th career assist April 18, 2013 vs. CBJ...Points/Assists (1-5=6) in five straight games (March 12-19, 2013)...Played in his 500th career game March 14, 2013 at SJ…Points/Assists (2-7=9) in five straight games (Feb. 20-March 2, 2013)...Played with Mora IK (Sweden, 10-24=34 in 30 GP) during the lockout.

2011-12: Recipient of Kings Leading Scorer Award for fifth straight season…Scored 25+ goals for the fifth straight season and 20+ goals for the sixth straight season (first six years in league)…Last King to accomplish both milestones was Luc Robitaille (1986-87 through 1993-94)…Ranked eighth in NHL in assists (career high) and ninth in takeaways (76)…Led Kings in goals, assists and points…Goals (4g) in four straight games (March 13-20, 2012) - tied career high...Earned 400th career point Jan. 15, 2012 at EDM...Played 400th career game Oct. 22, 2011 vs. DAL...PLAYOFFS:  NHL rankings were the following: tied for first in goals, assists, points, plus-minus (plus-16, tied club record) and SHG (two)…Scored OT game-winner in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final (May 30, 2012 at NJ).

2010-11: Kings MVP (Bill Libby Memorial Award), Best Defensive Player, Most Popular Player and recipient of Kings Leading Scorer Award…Played in club record 330 consecutive games (March 21, 2007 to March 26, 2011) before suffering lower body injury…At the time of injury his NHL rankings were the following: tied for seventh in assists (career high), 10th in points, tied for 13th in plus-minus (plus-25, career high) and tied for seventh in TOI among forwards (21:35)… Second career hat trick March 11, 2011 at CBJ…Two goals for Team Lidstrom at 2011 NHL All-Star Game Jan. 30, 2011 in Raleigh, N.C. (second appearance)...Earned 200th NHL assist Jan. 6, 2011 vs NSH…Scored GWG three straight games (Dec. 2-9, 2010)...Assists (7a) in career-high six straight games (Nov. 6-19, 2010)...Earned 300th NHL point Nov. 13, 2010 vs NYI

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.

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.

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…Favorite vacation spot: Croatia…First job: working in a restaurant…Helps the environment by: recycling…If not a hockey player he would be: architect.