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Anze Kopitar Selected to 2020 NHL All-Star Game

LA Kings Captain selected to his 5th All-Star appearance; Drew Doughty featured on 'Last Men In' vote

by LA Kings @LAKings /

LA Kings Captain Anze Kopitar has been selected to represent the Pacific Division in the 2020 NHL All-Star Game in St. Louis, the National Hockey League announced today.

In addition, Drew Doughty will be featured in the "Last Men In" ballot.

The game takes place on Saturday, January 25, at Enterprise Center in St. Louis.

Kopitar has played in all 41 games for the Kings this season and leads the team in goals (15), assists (20) and points (35).

Video: LAK@BOS: Kopitar fires puck past Rask for OT winner

He also leads the team in power-play points (11); is tied with Doughty for the team lead in power-play goals (4); and is second (to Jeff Carter) in game-winning goals (four).

Earlier this season he surpassed Wayne Gretzky in points on the club's franchise list and currently ranks fourth all-time with 923 career regular season points. He has led the Kings in points in 11 of the past 12 seasons.

Instagram from @lakings: 👏@AnzeKopitar passed The Great One on the all-time LA Kings point list

Today's announcement marks Kopitar's fifth All-Star Game selection (2018, 2015, 2011 and 2008).

Video: Anze Kopitar's summer back home in Slovenia

Doughty has represented the Kings at the All-Star Game in each of the past five seasons.

The "Last Men In" vote will run begins January 1 at 9 a.m. and ends on January 10 at 8:59 p.m.

Like Kopitar, Doughty has played in all 41 games for the Kings this season. He is second (to Kopitar) on the club with 25 points, and his 19 assists are second to Kopitar for the team lead. Doughty currently has the longest consecutive games played streak on the team (411, franchise record).

The Kings begin a four-game homestand on Tuesday when the club hosts the Philadelphia Flyers beginning at 6 p.m.

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