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Anze Kopitar
NUMBER: 11 BIRTHDATE: August 24, 1987  (AGE 28)
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Jesenice, Slovenia
WEIGHT: 224 DRAFTED: LAK / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (11th overall)
2014-15: Recipient of Kings Leading Scorer Award for eighth straight season (only other King to lead team in scoring eight-or-more straight years was Marcel Dionne from 1975-76 to 1982-83) Selected as the Kings Best Defensive Player for the third consecutive year (fourth time overall) Led the Kings in assists and points Kings are 129-44-18 all-time when he scores a goal (13-0-3; 2014-15)...Dating back to March 20, 2014 the Kings are 17-0-5 when Kopitar scores a goal (last regulation loss March 13, 2014 vs. TOR) Registered a five-game assist streak (2-10=12; longest by a King in 2014-15, and longest since he did so March 12-19, 2013; 1-5=6), Dec. 16-27 Tallied a career-high five points (1-4=5), Dec. 18 vs. STL; also tied his career-high for assists in that game (also, Dec. 6, 2007 vs. BUF; 0-4=4) With five points (1-4=5), Dec. 18 vs. STL and three assists (0-3=3), Dec. 20 vs. ARI, it marked the first time in his career that he recorded consecutive games of at least three assists.
Played in NHL All-Star Game (2008, 2011, 2015) Signed as a free agent by Mora (Sweden-2), September 19, 2012.
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