Anze Kopitar

Anze Kopitar

Height/Weight: 6' 3"/225 lbs
Born: Jesenice, Slovenia
Draft: 2005 1st round (11th pick) by the
Shoots: L
  • LA Kings Insider

    2024 Exit Interviews - Anze Kopitar, Drew Doughty, Phillip Danault

    Starting off exit interviews this season with the captains – Anze Kopitar, Drew Doughty and Phillip Danault. Three players who remain critically important, three players in different stages of their career, but with the same mindset. On the backside of 30 years old, all three players are here to win and here to do whatever it takes to push forward. Their full remarks embedded below, with a few key themes from each player spelled out. Anze Kopitar Winning Culture Anze Kopitar is a winner. Individually, team-wide, he's a winner and he's been a winner. Fact of the matter is, though, it has been a bit since he and the Kings have been able to win on a team level and that was clearly frustrating for

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    Angeles Analysis - Game 5

    There is something impossibly sad about a National Hockey League locker room after a team has lost a playoff series. Maybe it's the quiet. Like walking into a funeral home. As there is in every room after every playoff loss, there was a pall in the Los Angeles Kings' locker room at Rogers Place in Edmonton after the Kings dropped Game 5 by a 4-3 score ending the first-round series. In the room players, staff and coaches moved about silently, talking in hushed tones as they attended to the mundane routines that follow any hockey game, the packing up of the sticks, the name plates being taken down from over the players' stalls. Except, as mundane and familiar as these duties and routines are, in

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