|Kings center Anze Kopitar signed a seven-year contract extension in 2008, keeping him in LA through the 2015-16 season.
LAKings.com caught up with Kings center Anze Kopitar to ask six questions about what he does during the offseason.
Originally selected by the Kings in the first-round (11th overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar made his NHL/Kings debut in 2006-07. On October 6, 2006, he scored two goals in his first game (at Anaheim) as he also became the first player from Slovenia to play in the NHL. The 6-3, 219-pound native of Jesenice, Slovenia finished his third season in the NHL and on the Kings last year, scoring 66 points (29-37=66) to lead the Kings. On Oct. 11, 2008 Kopitar signed a seven-year contract extension with the Kings (News Story, Kopitar Reaction), the second longest in club history.
LAKings.com: What was the first thing you did after the season ended?
Kopitar: The first thing I did after the season was rest for about 2 weeks to fill my "batteries" up!
LAKings.com: Where are you living during the summer?
Kopitar: During the summer I live back home in Slovenia.
LAKings.com: How do you keep in shape during the offseason? Describe a typical workout.
Kopitar: In the morning I go to the gym to work on weightlifting and in the afternoon I go running on the track or play basketball or soccer.
LAKings.com: What is your favorite summer activity?
Kopitar: My favorite summer activity is playing basketball.
LAKings.com: What was your favorite moment of the 2008-09 season?
Kopitar: My favorite moment last season was the game against Dallas when we came back in the third period and won it in OT (Kings 2008-09 Schedule and Results | Be part of the comeback).
LAKings.com: What are you most looking forward to for next season?
Kopitar: I think we have a good team. We are going to be a year older, with more experience and I am sure we are ready for playoff hockey next April!
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