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Five-Time All-Star Anze Kopitar's Finest Moments

The Slovenian center is heading to his fifth NHL All-Star Game this weekend in St. Louis, and that means the vet has a lot of stellar moments to look back on

by LA Kings @LAKings / LAKings.com

Anze Kopitar is no stranger to NHL All-Star Weekend.

The two-time Selke Award-winner is heading to his fifth NHL All-Star Game this weekend in St. Louis, and that means the the Kings captain has plenty of memorable moments to look back on. 

Even before he joined the ranks as an official All-Star, Kopitar was part of the weekend festivities as he suited up at the NHL YoungStars Game during his rookie season in 2007.

Watch: Youtube Video

The then 19-year-old jumped into the national spotlight as he scored the opening goal and racked up a team-high four points (2-2=4) for the Western Conference.

The following season, Kopitar hit the big stage as he was selected to the 2008 NHL All-Star Game in Atlanta.

In 2011, Kopitar once again made a name for himself.


...and not just for his rain forest-esque entrance.

First, he showed off some amazing puck control at the Breakaway Challenge at the Skills Competition.

Watch: Youtube Video

And then the next day, with his team down 4-0, Kopitar kicked-off the rally to lead Team Lidstrom to a 11-10 win over Team Staal at the 2011 All-Star Game in Raleigh.

Tweet from @LAKings: Anze Kopitar nets a pair in the 2011 NHL All-Star Game on 1/30/11 in Carolina, his second appearance. #GEICORewindhttps://t.co/rAPsrt7tTL

Kopitar finally got to bring along a friend when both he and Drew Doughty were selected to represent the Kings at the 2015 All-Star Game in Columbus.

Watch: Youtube Video

The duo had so much fun, that they decided to take another trip together to the 2018 All-Star Game in Tampa Bay.

Video: Sights and Sounds from the Skills Competition

Kopitar setup Doughty for the game-winning goal in the All-Star Game Final for Team Pacific.

Video: PAC@ATL: Doughty buries one-timer from the high slot

That game-winner meant that the 11 players from the Pacific Division got to split the $1 million prize.


Not a bad way to end All-Star Weekend.

Kopitar has matured before our very eyes at the All-Star Weekend festivities over the years. And he proved that by making sure his shot is always on point at the All-Star Game. 

Tweet from @LAKings: Even while walking the Red Carpet at #NHLAllStar, Anze Kopitar still stopped to sign a petition to save the rainforests. What a guy 😍 pic.twitter.com/xAF49vAKpS

Only after he showed Drew Doughty how to walk the Red Carpet with swagger. 

Instagram from @lakings: Anze Kopitar trying to explain to Drew Doughty how to properly walk the red carpet.

Even at All-Star Weekend, rookies have to ride the bus.


It wasn't always easy making friends...


...but Kopitar and Steven Stamkos finally became bffs.

And Kopitar learned how to get the best angles with his selfie skills. 

Tweet from @LAKings: Those selfie angles though 👌🤦���������#NHLAllStar pic.twitter.com/syXZC22fCH

Be sure to tune in to catch the Kings Captain participate in the All-Star Skills Competition on Friday at 4 p.m. PT on NBCSN and at the All-Star Game on Saturday at 4 p.m. PT on NBC. 

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