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Anze Kopitar

27-Year-Old Center – Los Angeles Kings

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Kopitar is never going to win a scoring title -- LA's system won't provide that kind of opportunity. But he means as much to his team as any other player in the league. He's as durable as they come and is a lock for 70 to 80 points and elite-level defense each season. Whethe...

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STATUS:  Day-To-Day    INJURY:  Upper Body    EST. RETURN:  10/31/2014
SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 224   DOB: 9/24/1987
BORN: Jesenice, Yugoslavia   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #11 Overall in 2005   Show ContractHide Contract

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Anze Kopitar Contract Information:

Signed a seven-year, $47.6 million extension with the Kings in October of 2008. The deal runs through the 2015-16 campaign.

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Kopitar (upper body) hopes to return to the lineup Sunday against the Hurricanes, Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Anze Kopitar NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2006-07 19 72 20 41 61 -12 24 193 10.4 1 2 7 0 7
2007-08 20 82 32 45 77 -15 22 201 15.9 3 2 12 0 12
2008-09 21 82 27 39 66 -17 32 234 11.5 3 1 20:27 7 12 19 3:51 85 56
2009-10 22 82 34 47 81 6 16 259 13.1 2 1 21:47 14 24 38 3:53 80 51
2010-11 23 NHL LA 75 25 48 73 25 20 233 10.7 6 1 21:35 6 12 18 3:38 92 45
2011-12 24 NHL LA 82 25 51 76 12 20 230 10.9 2 2 21:20 8 18 26 4:22 72 53
2012-13 25 NHL LA 47 10 32 42 14 16 98 10.2 1 0 20:29 0 16 16 3:52 70 25
2013-14 26 NHL LA 82 29 41 70 34 24 200 14.5 9 0 20:53 10 13 23 4:25 90 44
2014-15 27 NHL LA 8 2 1 3 -1 0 16 12.5 1 0 18:29 1 0 1 2:49 7 3
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Time On Ice Stats

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Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Anze Kopitar was on the ice for 18:29.

2:49

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Anze Kopitar was on the ice for 2:49 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 20:29 3:52
2013-14 20:53 4:25
2014-15 18:29 2:49

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Anze Kopitar 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 30 at PIT Did Not Play
Oct 28 at PHI Did Not Play
Oct 26 CLS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 10:39 1:51
Oct 23 BUF 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 18:54 1:52
Oct 19 MIN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 6 1 20:23 1:50
Oct 16 STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 24:29 4:02
Oct 14 EDM 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 17:37 2:26
Oct 12 WPG 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 17:21 2:38
Oct 11 at ARI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 20:09 3:16
Oct 8 SJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 18:21 4:39

Anze Kopitar: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kopitar (upper body) didn't take part in line rushes during morning skate and is expected to be scratched Thursday against the Penguins, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.

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Kopitar (upper body) didn't join the Kings on the ice for pregame warmups and looks like he can be ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Flyers, Jim Fox of FOX Sports West reports.

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Updating a previous report, coach Darryl Sutter hasn't ruled Kopitar (upper body) out for Tuesday's game against the Flyers, according to Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider. Though Kopitar skated on a line with the Kings' injured players Tuesday morning rather than with his healthy mates on the top line, Sutter said the forward looked like he was "ready to go."

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GM Dean Lombardi said Kopitar (upper body) will not play in Tuesday's game against the Flyers, according to Lisa Dillman of the LA Times.

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The Kings have yet to decide whether or not Kopitar (upper body) will play in Tuesday's game against the Flyers, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.

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Kopitar (upper body) is traveling with the team to Philadelphia for Tuesday’s matchup with the Flyers, Helene Elliott of the LA Times reports.

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Kopitar was forced to exit Sunday's game against the Blue Jackets due to an upper-body injury and will not return, The Columbus Dispatch's Aaron Portzline reports.

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Kopitar scored a goal on the power play in Thursday's victory over the Sabres.

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Kopitar was one of four Kings to score a goal in Sunday's victory over the Jets.

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Kopitar finished the preseason with no goals, four assists and a plus-3 rating in three games played.

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Kopitar picked up his 26th point of the playoffs with an assist Monday in Game 3 against the Rangers.

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Kopitar picked up two assists, was a plus-2, and had two penalty minutes in the Kings' Game 4 win over the Blackhawks on Monday.

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2014-15

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2013-14

Kopitar got off to a hot start in 2012-13, but faded badly down the stretch when his shooting percentage returned to normal and his power play production went south. He remains an integral part of the Kings at both ends of the ice, but his increased defensive focus may limit his fantasy upside going forward. He's still a heck of a hockey player, but he may never hit the 40-goal mark that many had foreseen as he enters the prime of his career. At this point, his owners might have to be happy with 25.

2012-13

Kopitar started the season red hot with 14 points in his first 11 games, but failed to top the 30-goal mark for the second straight year. He's prone to extended scoring slumps and often is tasked with playing against the opposition's top line which figures to keep his overall numbers down. But he's still a threat to score 30 goals as he enters the prime of his career.

2011-12

Kopitar was well on his way to setting career highs until a scoring slump in January and February and then had his season cut short with an ugly ankle injury in late March. It was still a fine season (25 G, 48 A) out of the 23-year-old but not quite the breakout season many were anticipating. He's a safe bet for 18-20 goals at even strength, but will need to be better on the power play (six goals, 12 assists last year) if he wants to return to the 30-goal plateau. His offseason rehab from ankle surgery has gone well, though we'll have a better idea on his status once training camp starts.

2010-11

Last year, Kopitar set career highs in goals (34), assists (47), points (81), power-play goals (14) and power-play assists (24) en route to the breakout season that many were expecting. He did slow down after a scorching first two months of the season (33 points in 27 games) and the 23-year old should be able to repeat, though a healthy Ryan Smyth would certainly help the cause. Expect another 30-goal, 80-point season with the possibility of another step forward.

2009-10

Kopitar got off to a woeful start, netting just 2 goals in his first 17 games, but he finished strong and you have to believe there’s another gear here for the 22-year old. Expect him to build off last year’s totals (27 G, 39 A, 7 PPG) and return to the 30-goal level.

2008-09

The youngster followed up a promising rookie campaign with a breakout season (32-45-77 with 12 power-play goals) as a 20-year old. He's got the size, speed and hands to take over a game and is clearly the Kings' franchise player. He's the Kings' youngest and most talented option from a group of young forwards that will be counted on even more after the departure of Michael Camallerri.

2007-08

One of the best rookies last season, Kopitar could have won the Calder Trophy if not for some injury problems late in the season. Kopitar, the first Slovenian-born player in NHL history, posted 61 points (20 goals, 41 assists) in 72 games as a 19-year-old rookie and displayed the size, hands and skill needed to be an offensive force for years to come. He's only going to get better, so don't sleep on his upside just because you haven't stayed up late to watch him play.

2006-07

After staying in Europe to play last season it appears that Kopitar may come to the States to play for the first time. He will get a long look at the Kings training camp because of his size (6-4/220) and skill set. Recent acquisition, Scott Thornton, played with Kopitar during the lockout season and was very impressed with his game. With the Kings needing a replacement for Pavol Demitra and having not made a splash in the free agent market, it could be placed on Kopitar’s broad shoulders. He could be a sleeper in some leagues. Keep an eye on him during training camp.

2004-05

Young Slovenian star played in with Södertälje of the Swedish Elite League in 2004-2005 and will likely remain in the SEL for 2005-2006 to further his development. He's already being hailed as "complete" player, right down to the faceoff circle, and with a bit more strength, he has the markings of a very special player for his NHL squad.