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Position Center
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
220 lb (100 kg)
NHL Team Los Angeles Kings
Nationality Flag of Slovenia Slovenia
Born August 24 1987 (1987-08-24) (age 22),
Jesenice, Yugoslavia
NHL Draft 11th overall, 2005
Los Angeles Kings
Pro Career 2004 – present


Anže Kopitar (born August 24, 1987 in Jesenice, Yugoslavia, now Slovenia) is a Slovenian professional hockey player. He was the 11th overall draft pick by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Kopitar is the first Slovenian-born player in the NHL.[1]

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Career

Kopitar made his NHL debut on October 6, 2006, at Honda Center in Anaheim, California, against the Anaheim Ducks, becoming the first Slovenian hockey player to play in the NHL. He scored two goals as the Kings lost 4-3.[2] In his home debut at Staples Center the following night, he had three assists in a 4-1 Kings victory against the St. Louis Blues.[3]

Trivia

  • Anže Kopitar became the first Slovenian hockey player to play in the NHL when he made his career debut October 6, 2006, scoring two goals on the road against the Anaheim Ducks.
  • Kopitar's father Matjaž was also a hockey player and coached Slovenian champions Jesenice of the Austrian Hockey League.
  • Anze lives in Mantthan Beach.
  • Anže's younger brother Gasper currently plays for the Portland Winterhawks of the Westyern Hockey League.[4]

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004-05 Södertälje SK Elitserien 5 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0
2005-06 Södertälje SK Elitserien 47 8 12 20 28 -- -- -- -- --
2006-07 Los Angeles Kings NHL 72 20 41 61 24 -- -- -- -- --
NHL totals 72 20 41 61 24 -- -- -- -- --
Elitserien totals 52 124 28 152 52 10 0 0 0 0
Career totals 124 28 53 81 52 10 0 0 0 0

References

  1. Grossman, Evan (2007). When it comes to hockey, it's a small world. NHL.com. Retrieved on 2007-04-15.
  2. Matsuda, Gann. "Rookie Kopitar Shines In Debut, But Can’t Do It Alone", Online Kingdom, 2007-10-07. Retrieved on 2007-10-27. 
  3. Matsuda, Gann. "Kopitar Does It Again", Online Kingdom, 2007-10-08. Retrieved on 2007-10-27. 
  4. http://www.winterhawks.com/team/players/

External links

  • Anže Kopitar's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
  • Kopitar on Eurohockey.net
  • Anže Kopitar's NHL player profile

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