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Anze Kopitar Voted 'LA Kings Player of the Decade' by Fans

LA Kings fans voted the captain as the best player to take the ice for the Kings over the past 10 years

by LA Kings @LAKings /

This December, fans had the opportunity to vote on the LA Player of the M̶o̶n̶t̶h Decade.

It was close, but the fans made their voiced heard: Anze Kopitar is the LA Kings Player of the Decade.

Watch: Youtube Video

Since January 1, 2010, Kopitar ranks first among all Kings players in goals (232), assists (448), points (680) and plus-minus rating (+113).

The Kings captain was awarded the Selke Trophy twice (2016 and 2018) and the Lady Byng Award (2016) and was a finalist for the Hart Memorial Trophy for NHL MVP in 2018.

Video: Anze Kopitar presented with Selke Trophy

Kopitar has also led all Kings players in playoff assists (45), points (66) and plus-minus rating (+24). The Slovenian center was the club's leading scorer during both of the Kings Stanley Cup wins in 2012 and 2014.

Video: Kopitar scores an iconic playoff goal

Fans were inspired by each player's leadership, scoring abilities, and playmaking. But mostly, they were inspired to vote by the opportunity to receive a free McDonald's product.

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