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Anze Kopitar is No. 36 on #NHLTopPlayers List for 2017-18

The LA Kings two-time Stanley Cup Champion center is looking for a bounce back season

by LA Kings @LAKings /

As summer winds down, the NHL Network has been getting hockey fans ready for this season by ranking the top 50 players in the league. NHL Network researchers, producers and on-air personalities compiled the list.

And checking in at No. 36 is LA Kings captain Anze Kopitar.

Video: Anze Kopitar lands at No. 36 on the list

Kopitar was second on the Kings in scoring in 2016-17 with 52 points (10 goals, 42 assists) after leading them each of the previous nine seasons.

Named captain prior to last season, Kopitar led Kings forwards in total ice time (1,578:14), average ice time per game (20:45), power-play ice time per game (3:00) and shorthanded ice time per game (1:54).

Kopitar, who turned 30 last month, is a two-time Stanley Cup champion (2012, 2014). He won the Selke Trophy as top defensive player in the NHL and the Lady Byng Trophy as the league's most gentlemanly player in 2015-16.

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