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NHL Tonight: Top 20 Centers

Anze Kopitar and Jeff Carter named to the Top 20 centers in the NHL right now

by LA Kings @LAKings / LAKings.com

With the 2017-18 season right around the corner, the NHL named their Top 20 Centers.

Tweet from @NHL: Your Top 20 Centers Right Now! #NHLTopPlayers pic.twitter.com/AE9bF35C7A

On this list are two players that the LA Kings know very well...

No. 18: Jeff Carter

Video: Jeff Carter is named No. 18 on the list

The two-time Stanley Cup champion and Gold Medal-winning Canadian Olympian has scored 339 goals and added 311 assists in 877 NHL games.

Since being traded to the Kings in the 2012-13 season, no other Kings player has scored more goals than Carter.


We can only hope we get a celly like this next season.

In the 2016-17 season, Carter led the Kings in points.

By doing so, he broke another center's nine-year streaking of leading the Kings in points...

No. 13: Anze Kopitar

Video: Anze Kopitar takes the No. 13 spot

Since being drafted by the Kings in 2005, Kopitar has played in 840 NHL games, been a two-time Stanley Cup champion, and won both the Lady Byng Trophy and Selke Award in 2016.

In his 11 NHL seasons, he has scored 255 goals, adding 481 assists for a total of 736 points.


Even Andy Lassner can't stop him.

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