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Kings honor Kopitar after reaching 1,000 career points milestone

Former teammates, franchise greats and Slovenian countrymen congratulate Los Angeles captain

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

Kopitar's 1,000th point ceremony

COL@LAK: Kings recognize Kopitar hitting 1,000 points

The Kings pay tribute to captain Anze Kopitar reaching the historic 1,000-point milestone with an emotional pregame ceremony at Staples Center

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It was a grand night for Anze Kopitar.

The Los Angeles Kings celebrated their captain for scoring his 1,000th career point, rolling out the red carpet and the retro video clips.

The Kings played a lengthy highlight video of many Kopitar milestone points (interestingly enough, Kopitar's 500th career point came on Justin Williams' 200th craeer goal) from his first goal to his most recent on Tuesday.

Kopitar joined Marcel Dionne, Luc Robitaille and Dave Taylor as the only players to score 1,000 career points for the Kings.

There were no shortage of former teammates, including Williams, Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jeff Carter, Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Alex Martinez, Winnipeg Jets forward Trevor Lewis among others.

Tweet from @LAKings: To @AnzeKopitar, CONGRATULATIONS!From: Everyone#1Kopitar pic.twitter.com/OMDpVMsM4A

Dallas Mavericks guard and Slovenian countryman Luka Doncic also sent his congratulations. Slovenian president Borut Pahor closed out the video with his well wishes while clutching an Kopitar autographed hockey stick.

Teammates presented Kopitar with a Tiffany crystal, his game-worn jersey framed and a golden engraved stick to commemorate the feat.

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