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Name  Anze Kopitar
Born  8/24/1987
Height  6-3
Weight  224
Shoots  L
Hot5/6/2014 8:33:00 PM
Description: Kings center Anze Kopitar has generated at least one point in all nine games this postseason.
Insight: Kopitar leads the NHL with 14 points (four goals, 10 assists) in these Stanley Cup playoffs.
4/14/2014 4:37:00 PM
Description: Kings center Anze Kopitar quietly had another very good season.
Insight: Kopitar scored 29 goals, had 41 assists (70 points), attempted 200 SOG and recorded a +34 rating. He was the only non-Bruin in the top five in plus/minus.
4/13/2014 9:01:00 AM
Description: Kings center Anze Kopitar found the net twice Saturday in a shootout loss to Anaheim.
Insight: He missed his only shootout attempt. The two goals brings Kopitar's scoring streak to three games in a row. Los Angeles will face San Jose in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
3/30/2014 9:12:00 AM
Description: Los Angeles center Anze Kopitar sniped two goals Saturday in a victory over Winnipeg.
Insight: It's his third multi-goal effort of the season. The Kings have now won six in a row. Kopitar owns a +4 rating during the streak.
Hot12/28/2013 10:37:00 PM
Description: Kings center Anze Kopitar had a goal and an assist Saturday, giving him four points during a three-game scoring streak.
Insight: Kopitar has 12 goals and 33 points in 39 games which is close to his expected pace. He's also a +21 and has 95 SOG, making him a strong fantasy property.
Hot11/3/2013 11:07:00 AM
Description: Kings center Anze Kopitar notched a goal and an assist in each of his last two games.
Insight: Kopitar has three goals, 12 assists and 44 SOG in the first 15 games.
10/20/2013 10:26:00 AM
Description: Kings center Anze Kopitar had three helpers Saturday against Dallas.
Insight: Kopitar doesn't have a goal yet, but he does have eight assists in the first nine games. He's scored at least 61 points in each of his six full seasons and had 42 in 47 games during the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign.
6/9/2013 9:15:00 AM
Description: Los Angeles center Anze Kopitar had his best game of the series Saturday versus the Blackhawks.
Insight: He scored his third goal of the postseason early in the third period before delivering a clutch assist to send the game into overtime. Kopitar finished with nine points in 18 postseason games.
Hot3/10/2013 10:12:00 AM
Description: Kings forward Anze Kopitar scored his eighth goal of the season on his lone SOG Saturday against the Flames.
Insight: After taking at least 230 SOG in four straight seasons, Kopitar has just 34 in 22 games this season, a pace of 127 per 82 games. However, he has still been a point-per-game player due to a 23.5 scoring percentage and 14 assists. He has 19 points in his last 17 games.
2/28/2013 11:51:00 AM
Description: Kings forward Anze Kopitar assisted on Los Angeles' first goal and later scored the game-winner in a 2-1 victory over Detroit Wednesday night.
Insight: Kopitar took four SOG in Wednesday's game, which is surprisingly more than he took in the previous three games combined. Despite averaging just 1.6 SOG per game (2.8 last season), Kopitar has six goals and 17 points in 17 games. He has attempted at least 230 SOG in the last four seasons so we expect him to start firing away in the second half.
1/26/2013 10:57:00 PM
Description: Kings forward Anze Kopitar scored a pair of goals to help Los Angeles win its first game of the season Saturday versus Phoenix.
Insight: Kopitar missed the season opener with a knee injury and didn't record a point in the first two games but he was back to his old self Saturday.
1/23/2013 6:13:00 PM
Description: Kings forward Anze Kopitar didn't have any issues with his injured knee after making his season debut on Tuesday. SOURCE:
Insight: "The knee feels good. I didn't have any problems with it. I pretty much forgot I was wearing (a brace) out there." Kopitar has potential to be a point-per-game contributor and should be owned in all leagues.
1/22/2013 11:06:00 AM
Description: A Denver Post report says Kings center Anze Kopitar (knee) will return to the lineup on Tuesday versus the Colorado Avalanche.
Insight: The original injury had a 3-4 week timeframe, but he'll apparently play a lot sooner with the help of a knee brace. Kopitar had 25 goals and 51 assists last season and is obviously a must start if on the ice.
1/19/2013 12:43:00 PM
Description: Kings center Anze Kopitar (knee) skated on his own this week and has been fitted for a knee brace.
Insight: The original injury had a 3-4 week timeframe, but it is looking like he'll only miss one week of the regular season if there are no setbacks. This is good news for one of the league's top centers and fantasy owners of his linemates Dustin Penner and Justin Williams as well.
1/10/2013 5:39:00 PM
Description: Kings GM Dean Lombardi said that Anze Kopitar (knee) will only need 2-3 weeks of recovery time. SOURCE: Helene Elliot, Los Angeles Times
Insight: Kopitar's agent said this week that the forward would need 3-4 weeks but it looks like he'll be back sooner than that. He should only miss two or three games in addition to training camp, but he's been playing in Sweden and should be ready to go when his knee heals. The center has exceeded 70 points in four of the last five seasons.
1/7/2013 9:37:00 PM
Description: Kings center Anze Kopitar will be sidelined for the next 3-to-4 weeks according to his agent, Pat Brisson. Kopitar hurt his knee playing in Europe during the lockout.
Insight: The season is set to start in about a week and a half so Kopitar should miss a handful of games. Don't let that discourage you from taking him early in this year's fantasy draft, however. When he's healthy, Kopitar (25 goals, 51 assists in 2011-12) is one of the most dominant scorers in all of hockey.
1/5/2013 4:45:00 PM
Description: Kings C Anze Kopitar suffered a knee injury playing in Sweden and could miss 2-3 weeks. SOURCE: Linus Hugosson, Pro Hockey Magazine (Europe)
Insight: "Got tangled up in the corner and it felt funny," Kopitar said. "Precautionary reasons to step off. Taking this seriously." Kopitar says he'll take 2-3 weeks off and could miss the start of the regular season if the NHL and NHLPA can come to an agreement to end the lockout soon.
1/1/2012 3:49:00 AM
Description: Anze Kopitar scored a goal in the Kings' 4-1 win over Vancouver on Saturday. TSN
Insight: With the second-period goal, Kopitar snapped a 17-game goalless drought. He had taken 49 shots on goal following his previous goal, which he scored on November 22. In spite of the slump, Kopitar still has 11 goals and 35 points in 39 games.
12/17/2011 5:15:00 PM
Description: Darryl Sutter has reportedly agreed to become the new head coach of the Los Angeles Kings. TSN
Insight: Interim coach John Stevens is expected to serve as coach for two more games while Sutter sorts out immigration issues. Sutter was most recently the GM of the Calgary Flames, while serving as the team's head coach previously. Expect him to bring a no-nonsense style to the Kings.
3/28/2011 11:25:00 PM
Description: Anze Kopitar will undergo surgery on Wednesday to repair torn ligaments in his severely sprained right ankle. TSN
Insight: Kopitar was injured during Saturday's game against Colorado and is expected to miss the rest of the regular season and playoffs. Before the injury sidelined him, Kopitar managed to post a team-leading 73 points (25g-48a) with a +25 in 75 games.

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